“Seams Unlikely” Book Launch Event February 15

Seams Unlikely Autobiography by Nancy Zieman

“Seams Unlikely” Book Launch Event February 15

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Seams Unlikely Autobiography by Nancy ZiemanGoogle made me do it! That’s the reason I wrote my autobiography, Seams Unlikely! It all started after searching Google to see what was listed under my name. “Nancy Zieman Stroke, Nancy Zieman Face, Nancy Zieman Smile” were some of the top searched hits. After picking my ego up from the floor, I realized that Sewing With Nancy viewers had every right to be curious as to why my face is asymmetrical! So to tell the story of my unique journey, Seams Unlikely was pieced together. 

Nancy Zieman 4-H Dress '69Join me for a Special Seams Unlikely Book Launch Event, Saturday, February 15, 2014

At the Sewing With Nancy/Wisconsin Public TV studio, a reception will be held on Saturday, February 15. I’ll be sharing stories from my life and newly released autobiography, Seams Unlikely. It will be an informal get-together where I’ll share a timeline, of sorts, on how Bell’s palsy came into my life as a toddler, my struggles through grade school, the role that 4-H played in my life, how I  start a business, Nancy’s Notions, and what it’s like to produce and host  Sewing With Nancy

 Be part of this Seams Unlikely national book launch event celebration on the set of Sewing With Nancy.

  • 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15
  • Wisconsin Public Television Studios
  • 821 University Ave. Madison, Wis.
  • Only 100 tickets available! 
Purchase tickets to this exclusive, limited-seating event on the Web or by phone at 608-265-4446 M–F.
Admission to this special event includes refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, prize drawings and a copy of Seams Unlikely.

Event Schedule

10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
10:15 a.m. Nancy Zieman Seams Unlikely book discussion and highlights
11:00 a.m. Book signing with Nancy, includes refreshments and hors d’oeuvres

We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

Can’t make it to the event? 

You may purchase Seams Unlikely at Nancy’s Notions.


Now Available in the Kindle format

Seams Unlikely is now available at Amazon in the Kindle formatComing soon in the Nook and iBooks formats.

Seams Unlikely Kindle format

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Bye for now,

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  • Ann
    January 11, 2014

    Good Luck with your book. But, I already knew that Bell’s Palsy was the reason for the asymetrical face, my husband had that. To me, you are very beautiful; and I used to love your show for the inspiration when I was lucky enough to stay at home. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, and I hope I am able to view your show again.

  • Flora Feltmate-Blauvelt
    January 11, 2014

    Congratulations on the upcoming release of your book. I very much look forward to reading it. God Bless!

  • marianne
    January 11, 2014

    Your story sounds awesome. You are an inspiration in spite of what happened in your life and how you over came. May you continue to be an inspiration to others in spite of the odds. This again shows that anybody can achieve their goals and can do anything you want in your life.

  • Mary Royster
    January 11, 2014

    Nancy, I applaud you. I haven’t read your book yet, but I will. Although you are a beautiful woman, you are the perfect example of “what matters most is what is on the inside”. Your character, integrity, drive, and humanity are examples for all.

  • L.r. Smith
    January 11, 2014

    I have the same exact thing Nancy.. I KNOW YOUR PAIN and your journey!! I’ve had that stuff twice.. the first time I got over it, the second time I didn’t.. but all is good.. I’d stand in this line of affliction all over again.. it’s not fun, it’s not pretty, but I’m not dead from it.. and it won’t kill me.. IT”S JUST MADE ME THAT MUCH STRONGER!!! 🙂
    I will have to find a copy of it somewheres… I look forward to reading it, straight from youuuuuuuu!!!

  • Grace
    January 11, 2014

    Nancy, it truly is just the nature of the beast (especially us Pandora women;) to be curious. I can only imagine what life must have been like growing up. As a mother of a son with a childhood disability, I know there were difficult times fitting in, but with much love and the support of a small town, he grew into a young man whom you would never expect had any difficulties, with one exception: he has amazing empathy for others. I see the same thing in you, and the stories and projects you cover often leave me in tears, ready and eager to help those with less. May this book bring many blessings to you and others as well. God bless you!

  • Robbin Jensen
    January 11, 2014

    Did you know you can now watch Sewing with Nancy online any time at http://wpt.org/SewingWithNancy/?

  • Linda Kudrna
    January 11, 2014

    Congratulations on your book. You have been an inspiration to me for many years! I still plan my saturaday mornings around your programs. Your Bells Palsy is forgotten once we know you. Best Wishes for more success. I only wish I knew you personally!

  • Mary Ann Heintz
    January 11, 2014

    I am looking forward to the book even though I know the story. The picture of you by the stairs reminds me of the Vogue pattern for a dress I made just like that many years ago.

  • Judy
    January 11, 2014

    I think you are an amazing lady and I love to watch your shows on TV. I hope I can get your new book soon. Seams Unlikely–great title. Will look forward to reading it. Please continue your good work. Congratulations.

  • Karen Nelson
    January 11, 2014

    Wow! Have read some comments and we women are resilient and strong! You are a great example of that!
    I try to watch your show when I can!!
    I’ve had Bells Palsy- went to Cancun – 1 day later- with a boyfriend!
    In 2007 had a stroke! Went in in Sept got out in Oct!! 2 brain surgeries and I’m back at work !
    People are amazing creatures!
    I very anxious to read your book !
    More power to you!!
    NORTHLANDERS are tough!!!!!!

  • Kristine
    January 11, 2014

    Congratulations on you upcoming book release!

    I’ve been following your television program for years wishing above all else that I had your skill set/talent. I took me years of viewing your program along with others to finally tackle my hesitation to begin. Thank you for all your hints and tips; the carefully laid out processes from start to finish; showing us how advantageous a serging machine might be (some day maybe I’ll have one but right now I’m okay with what I have). I love the guests you bring to your show but above all I appreciate you and all your inspiration.

    See you on your next show.

  • Denae
    January 11, 2014

    Honestly, didn’t get it at first! Stroke? Smile? Face? “What is she talking about?” Your personality and appearance are so amazing and beautiful, I had to continuing reading before I realized what you meant! Thank you for all you have done for the world of sewing! Looking forward to learning more about you! 🙂

  • Dee
    January 11, 2014

    Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your story, your life. Look forward to getting your book.

  • Anita Haecker
    January 11, 2014

    I had a brian tumor 25 years ago that left the right side of my face pretty useless. My Mom found Sewing With Nancy on TV and assured me that if YOU could get up in front of a bazillion people, surely I could adjust. Thanks for that spark and thanks to my Mom for helping me to think of the following years as Bonus Years. Here’s to those of us that smile with our hearts and half of our face!!
    Congratulations with a heart felf smile, Anita

  • Sharon J.
    January 11, 2014

    I am so looking forward to reading your book. You are a true inspiration to so many.

  • Constance
    January 11, 2014

    So excited about the book and upcoming show. I am one of the many who has watched Nancy for years. You are a very classy lady who has blessed my life immensely. I cannot imagine sewing without Nancy. Thank you so much for all the products, TV shows and inspiration you have given from your heart. May God continue to bless and sustain you in the future.

  • Janice Elkins
    January 11, 2014

    Been following you and your show for a long time. You give very helpful tips and always look forward to your catalogs, in mail as well as on line. Can’t wait to read your book, kinda feel like I know you already. Best wishes!

  • Conicon
    January 11, 2014

    I have a brother with the similar affliction, only from polio. I saw through the physical disability and it has been a life long love. When I watch your shows, it is the same. What disability? You are an amazing woman. Your accomplishment to start an educational program, just being a woman, when that in and of itself was unheard of back then is such an accomplishment. Many kudos to you and I hope you continue in your successes in many more years to come. I record every one of your shows. They are truly inspiring. That’s because they are the works of a truly inspiring woman!

  • Dorothy Carbone
    January 11, 2014

    Nancy, you are a wonderful person, side ways smile and all. I have watched you TV show for the whole 30 years and have learned volumes . Intend to from you for the next 30 years.

  • Judy Nicely
    January 11, 2014

    Congrats! Am very disappointed that I am in FL and can’t be there..but rest assure, I will be purchasing the book!
    Love you shows, info, and inspiration. You are so caring of others. What a beautiful thing.

  • Judy
    January 11, 2014

    You are a blessing to us all who venture into your sewing world. I am so looking forward to reading your book. I have a seven year old with a disorder and I see the same spirit and caring. Thank you for being on my public TV station I can watch you ever morning at 8:00. Once again thank you for all you do.

  • Sherry J.
    January 11, 2014

    You are an unstoppable, Thank You!!!!

  • ronda halvorsen
    January 11, 2014

    Nancy Congratulations! I for one am so very thankful for you and your show(+the SWN team) which has given me a new lease on life and talents that I will continue to grow! I just recieved my SWN Mega Pack of videos “sew” I can continue my learning at home. Very much looking forward to seeing you at Sewing Expo in Puyallup, Wa this year and get my personally signed book. Because of the skills I have learned from you over the last few years I recently was honored by my church with the task of making new acolyte gowns(which I already have many questions to post).
    May God continue to richly bless and keep you and your family!
    With much gratitude,
    Ronda in Bend

  • Barbara Lussier
    January 11, 2014

    I met you in Rhode Island and fell in love with your heart! When so many others are all about the money, you inspired me with your warmth, gentle humor, and genuine sense of caring for everyone.

  • Jeanne
    January 11, 2014

    You are a lovely, talented woman! It is wonderful to read the impact you have had on so many lives! I enjoy teaching young girls how to sew and you have been an encouraging role model. Thank you and a God bless you! I look forward to reading your story.

  • Kay Huchteman
    January 11, 2014

    So happy this book is coming to pass! I met you in Tulsa about 5 years ago and got to spend a little time with the girl behind the sewing machine. May God bless you – ‘bye for now.

  • Judy Felty
    January 11, 2014

    As a fellow Bell’s Palsy survivor, I have often wondered if that was what happened to you. I still have droopiness in my face and some other residual effects. I truly enjoy your program and all you do for sewing.

  • Elaine
    January 11, 2014

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  • Joan Marie
    January 11, 2014

    You have been a truly good friend to all of us. When I watch your shows, I can just feel & see the warmth you generate. We all have certain God given talents. How wonderful for you to share yours with such sincerity. Thank You! Have fun at your celebration!

  • Deborah Ivie
    January 11, 2014

    I have watched your show from the beginning. You taught all little girls that anything was possible.
    Thank you

  • Peggy V
    January 11, 2014

    So very proud of all your success! I feel like we are best friends, we share every Saturday morning. So sorry that I am unable to be at your book signing. I will look to get a copy at Sewing weekend.

  • Elizabeth O.
    January 11, 2014

    Congratulations Nancy! I started watching your show a few years back and trust me I have learnt a lot from you, and when I watched the Special aired last year I was even more inspired by you to keep learning and doing , thank you very much for all you do and share, much success with your book!

  • Mary Jo Pigott groom
    January 12, 2014

    Congratulations Nancy! I can’t wait to read it. You have been such an inspiration and influence in my life. Thank you

  • Becky
    January 12, 2014

    Fantastic!!!! After reading this information I promptly went to Nancy’s Notions and ordered a copy of your book. What a sweetheart of a deal around Valentine’s Day and it will last longer than flowers or candy and will be inspirational. I can’t wait to get my autographed copy. The only way for it to be better was if I was at your reception, got to meet you and have my copy of your book signed in person. Hope it will be a best seller. I will definitely tell all my sewing friends to buy a copy. Congratulations!!

  • Natalie
    January 12, 2014

    Congrats to you & the lucky 100 who will be at the book launch! When I opened the email, I was hoping this would be a live-streaming-video-participation event, but no matter. Your book was on my Christmas wishlist, and my secret Santa gave me the preorder promise — BEFORE I found out about the autographed copies available through your website! Guess that means I’ll have to find a way to see you in person again! Thank you for all you’ve done & for all you are!

  • Donna G.
    January 12, 2014

    Congratulations on your book! You’re a blessing to many!

  • Robin Hudson
    January 17, 2014

    I also am a person with a strange smile…. But mine was the result of being beaten. All history now and life is great and husband is incredibly wonderful! But reading your book info made me think about a beautiful granddaughter I have who seems to be having trouble with her self confidence… She is beautiful black in a white area and I’m not sure if that might be part of her problem (kids can be so mean!). In any case, you have provided inspiration to work with her from a new aspect (NOT that being black is to be overcome or ignored!) but that being kind, being interested, being herself without apology is the way to go. Thanks for the wakeup call!

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