Year in Review: & Top 10 Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Postings of 2019
“The love of sewing is our common thread.”
As 2019 comes to a close, we’re taking time for a warmhearted and grateful look back at this year’s memorable moments and unexpected milestones. The Nancy Zieman Productions Team is honored to carry on Nancy’s love of sewing with you—Nancy’s dedicated viewers, readers, and friends. Thank you for your interest, support, and your many contributions to carrying forward Nancy’s life work and mission of sharing the love of sewing with others. Our work is a labor of love, thanks to Nancy and thanks to you!
In January, Team NZP kicked off 2019 with our 2019 Block of the Month Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Series – on the third Saturday of each month, we release a FREE! quilt block sewing tutorial right here at the NZP Blog! As you now know, it’s is a mystery no more – as all twelve blocks were revealed, for the first time, on the December 21, 2019 Blog Posting! We designed this quilt titled, Summer Picnic featuring Nancy’s NEW! Afternoon Picnic Fat Quarter Pack. We really enjoyed the BoM19! Thank you for following along! And mark your calendars for January 1, 2020 – when we’ll be launching the 2020 Block of the Month Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Series!
In May, The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit opened. If you happened to be traveling through the Wisconsin countryside, in the summer of 2019, you may have been among the many visitors to see the The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit — hosted by the Winneconne Historical Society, in Winneconne, Wisconsin. The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit may make an appearance in 2020! Make sure you are subscribed to Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC enews mailing list so you won’t miss a thing. Sign up at nancyzieman.com/blog/enews.
In June, the talented team at PBS Wisconsin began filming The Nancy Zieman Biography Television Special. Nancy Zieman Productions and the Zieman Family are humbled and grateful for this amazing tribute in production by our friends at PBS Wisconsin. The Nancy Zieman Biography Television Special will begin airing on Public Television in late 2020. Follow Team NZP on Facebook and be one of the first to hear about our new projects, events, and Breaking News – including updates about The Nancy Zieman Biography Television Special. Follow us on Facebook by clicking the “Like” button at our Facebook Page.
In August, we began celebrating 37 years of Sewing With Nancy with the premiere of The Best of Sewing With Nancy 200 Series on Public Television. Congratulations to the entire Sewing With Nancy Crew! And a big thank you to all of Nancy’s dedicated viewers!
Back in 1982 when the first Sewing With Nancy show aired, never did Nancy dream; #1, that she would record over 37 years of television, and #2 that the show would be available on multiple channels and across the internet including on YouTube, Create TV, Public Television, and online at nancyzieman.com!
In September, Team NZP launched our inaugural NEW! I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge! Through our blog tutorials, video tutorials, and books & patterns we continue Nancy’s mission of teaching and sharing her love of sewing to every one of all ages. NZP’s annual Sewing Challenges are a way you can show and share your love of sewing all year long! Because of your wonderful support, we’re pleased to announce we’ll be adding The I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge to our annual Sewing Challenge Events Lineup!
- March 2020: NZP Pillow Sewing Challenge
- September 2020: NZP I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge
- October 2020: NZP Table Runner Sewing Challenge
- November 2020: NZP Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge
In September, we celebrated 15 Years of Quilt Expo with a new name. Quilt Expo is now The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show! Our name has changed, but not our commitment to you. This new look celebrates our rich legacy in Wisconsin’s capital city – and our commitment to the communities throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions co-produce this annual quilting meetup event for 20,000 quilting enthusiasts. If you’re ever visiting the Madison Wis. area in early September, stop in and see us at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show! Learn more at quiltshow.com
On October 25, we launched Stitch it! Sisters! right here on the NZP Blog. Watch Stitch it! Sisters with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey – real life sisters from Team NZP. This NEW! Video Series is a creative idea by Richard Zieman – as a way to honor his wife Nancy, and as a venue to showcase NZP’s latest sewing tools, patterns, fabrics, and sewing techniques. Join Deanna and Dana as they share sewing and quilting project tutorials – featuring our easiest-ever sewing techniques, timesaving tools, and Classic Timesaving Tips by Nancy Zieman. Watch the Stitch it! Sisters at stitchitsisters.com and at our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/stitchitsisters.
And on October 25, (30 years to the month of Nancy starting her first small business in 1979), Richard Zieman and the NZP Team launched shopnzp.com. See our newly added products below, and at shopnzp.com!
Also on October 25, the BREAKING NEWS! announcing our New! Stitch it! Sisters Video Series and NEW! shopnzp.com site (above) created high volumes of visitors to our original Nancy Zieman Facebook Page. Unfortunately, the high volume of visitors caused Facebook to temporarily freeze the page – as the page owner, Nancy Zieman, is no longer with us. UPDATE: The original Nancy Zieman Facebook Page is up and running, again! And, we’ve also created a new Stitch it! Sisters Facebook Page. Please join us on our NEW! Stitch it! Sisters on Facebook and be one of the first to hear about our new projects, events, and Breaking News – including updates about The Nancy Zieman Biography Television Special (above)! Follow the Stitch it! Sisters on Facebook by clicking the “Like” button and “Follow” button at facebook.com/stitchitsisters
And now for a 2019 moment we’ve all been waiting for, drum roll sound effect please … … … …
Announcing NZP’s Top 10 Tools, Patterns and Bundles of 2019
5. Seams Right
Shop our exclusive NEW! Project Bundle Boxes by the Stitch it! Sisters at shopnzp.com!
And now for another 2019 moment we’ve all been waiting for, drum roll sound effect please … … … …
Announcing the Top 10 Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Postings of 2019
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For a chance to be the random winner of a copy of the book, Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story Book & DVD by Richard Zieman, please leave a comment below.
Team NZP will give away one book, Nancy Zieman, The Rest of the Story Book & DVD by Richard Zieman, to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.
The randomly selected winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker from the December 24 Blog Post, NEW! Stitch it! Sisters No-Hassle Table Topper Sewing Tutorial, is Annette Rady.
Happy New Year!
Team Nancy Zieman
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