Nancy Zieman - A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends Blog Tour Schedule

October 17, 2018 114 Comments

Nancy Zieman - A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends
 
Nancy Zieman was one special woman.
She is and was the nicest person I ever met. 
She was so caring, supportive, encouraging and always so helpful and kind.
I was honored to work with her as a board member of the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, and on her Sewing With Nancy Show.
I was saddened to get final emails from her in hospice. 
But I was filled with strength and joy when those emails from her,
 were still filled with the utmost of grace, love and strength on her final journey.
I hold her as a beacon, that I may follow that path in my own life until the end.
Nancy's show ran for 35 years on Public Television.  She built an amazing business, had many tough circumstances of health, and lived her life with a joyful passion I hope I can find in my life. If you haven't read her autobiography Seams Unlikely, I highly recommend it.
In this new Memoir, Richard Zieman, Nancy's husband, shares an intimate look into life with his beloved wife of 40 years. Just like all of us, at times Nancy endured seemingly impossible circumstances and challenges. Richard shares insights into being a caregiver, and the blessings of support from family and close friends, during the almost four months Nancy was in Hospice care. Readers learn the physical battles Nancy faced, especially during the last five years of her life, while always retaining her faith and rising above it all. 
We are supporting Richard as he shares info about Nancy's life and faith.  This is woman to live up to, and be inspired by.  We hope you will join us on this blog tour and help in celebrating her life.
You can read more here.
For a chance to win a copy of Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends, published by Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC, please leave a comment below. ( click this post title for comments section to appear)  
One random winner will be selected October 22nd at 8 a.m.
Nancy Zieman - A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends Blog Tour Schedule
Oct. 15     Nancy Zieman Productions     nancyzieman.com/blog
Oct. 15     Eileen Roche     dzgns.com/blog
Oct. 15     Weeks Ringle     craftnectar.com
Oct. 16     Pat Sloan     blog.patsloan.com
Oct. 16     Amy Ellis     amyscreativeside.com/blog
Oct. 17     Baby Lock     babylock.com/learn-and-create/inspiration
Oct. 17     Rita Farro     ritassewfun.blogspot.com
Oct. 18     Victoria Findlay Wolfe     vfwquilts.com/blogs/vfw
Oct. 18     Evy Hawkins     abitofstitch.com
Oct. 18     Joi Mahon     dressformsdesign.com/designer-jois-perfect-fit-blog
Oct. 19     Erin Whelan     auribuzz.wordpress.com
Oct. 19     Clover USA     blog.clover-usa.com
Oct. 19     Patty Young     modkidboutique.blogspot.com
Oct. 20     Sara Gallegos     sewpositivelysara.com
Oct. 20     Riley Blake Designs     blog.rileyblakedesigns.com




14 Responses

Anita L Jackson
Anita L Jackson

October 18, 2018

Thank you for sharing your own personal note about Nancy, what a lovely woman she was!

Brooke
Brooke

October 18, 2018

She was definatly someone to emulate. Its great to know that she will live on as so many follow her example. These stories remind me that I need to put others before myself, even when my body wants otherwise.

Heidi
Heidi

October 18, 2018

Nancy made sewing very enjoyable and helped my abilities to expand.

Carol Schon
Carol Schon

October 18, 2018

Nancy left was way too soon - but what a legacy she has blessed us with!. Think of all the people she inspired - not just with her sewing/quilting talents, but with her approach to life!

Darlene
Darlene

October 18, 2018

Enjoyed watching her show. She was a talented business woman.

Vicki Smith
Vicki Smith

October 18, 2018

I loved Nancy and her show. I watched it for years. Still do. She helped me so much. Nancy encouraged me to explore different ways of sewing. What a great woman.

Judy Goble
Judy Goble

October 18, 2018

Such an amazing lady! Even though I never had the opportunity to meet her in person, she always seemed to be a dear friend.

Carol Kussart
Carol Kussart

October 18, 2018

Nancy’s show was amazing, and her autobiography was even more amazing. How she overcame adversity through grit and determination is very inspiring. Her legacy should continue for a long time. I look forward to reading The Rest of the Story sometime.

usairdoll
usairdoll

October 18, 2018

I grew up watching Sewing with Nancy and still continue to. I learned many
things from her. What a great teacher! I’d love to win and read Nancy’s story.
Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

Sharon Sauser
Sharon Sauser

October 18, 2018

I loved Nancy Zieman for so many years, and I love reading all the tributes to her. She was so amazing.

Marlene A Abate
Marlene A Abate

October 17, 2018

I was saddened to hear of Nancy Ziemans passing. I grew up watching the Sewing with Nancy show on our local Public Television Station. Nancy was truly a pioneer in the sewing arts and she developed countless methods, tools and techniques to aid viewers in all areas of sewing. By watching Nancy execute complicated sewing techniques and her patient guidance and a lot of practice, I’ve become the seamstress I’ve always dreamed about. I can sew chiffon, cotton, leather and anything my sewing machine will go through. Nancy was a gifted and generous leader in the sewing industry, touching lives everywhere, sharing her knowledge and love of sewing. May her spirit continue to live on in the hearts and minds of all sewing enthusiasts. Share your gifts and knowledge with others – be an inspiration – help others. May needle and thread be what binds your friendships. God bless you.

WILMA KINDER
WILMA KINDER

October 17, 2018

I have Nancy’s show autotunned so as not to miss it. She has been a favorite of mine for many years.

Carla Tumbleson
Carla Tumbleson

October 17, 2018

I have watched “Sewing With Nancy” for years. She was a beautiful person and a very talented sewer; I so admired her for that. I learned a lot of easier ways (or right ways} to do things than I was used to doing on my own. I taught my granddaughter to sew and while we were sewing on Saturdays we didn’t get much done while Nancy was on. We both loved her ideas and some of the fabrics she would put together that we would have never thought of; and remaking sweatshirts WOW! Even my husband would watch-he would tell me “your sewing show is on” if I wasn’t in the room. He also would ask me “could you make that”? Or “why don’t you make something like that”? Nancy even got me interested in quilts. My husband passed away suddenly in August of last year; and when I saw that Nancy had passed (although I never met her) I had another loss. She was a good friend on television; someone my husband and I watched and enjoyed together. She is surely missed. And to Richard and the family my heart goes out to you I feel your loss! May God be with you and guide you through your grief. Nancy was loved by lots of viewers too!

Diann Smith
Diann Smith

October 17, 2018

When I first started quilting almost mid 1970s there was no quilt shop and hard to find someone to help me learn. Quilting was something done in the 1930s and earlier and then women went to work during the war and quilting fell by the wayside till revival about the time I started or tried to start. I depended on Nancy on PBS with her sewing/quilting to learn a whole lot. I continued through the years to watch her shows and deeply appreciate what she did for sewing/quilting. I couldn’t find anyone to help me or show me things and she filled the spot till eventually the shops/books/classes began showing up. I am very sorry for the loss of her and STILL watch her programs on my PBS station. Rip Nancy and thank you so much.

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