One of my grandmother’s long time favorite shows was Sewing with Nancy. Whether it was on her long-running TV series or her series of how to sewing books, Zieman taught both beginners and advanced sewers a better way to sew. Originally going on the air as a cable show in 1982 and on Public Television in 1985, it continues to be aired by Public Broadcasting Stations around the country through 2017.
For now you can find episodes, blog posts of trips, and a goodbye message on her website with Wisconsin Public Television.
Nancy gives the highlights of her life story from her autobiography, Seams Unlikely: The Inspiring True Life Story of Nancy Zieman. Her face droop is because she suffered from Bell’s palsy as an infant and 4-H saved her by teaching her sewing and self-confidence to speak in public and share what she knows.
Interview about Seams Unlikely:
Check out the website for the book.
Tribute to Nancy from Wisconsin Public Televsion:
Tribute to Nancy from her family:
Read her obituary.
UPDATED January 1, 2019: I was checking my most visited posts and I realized I had somehow left out or erased the subtitle of her book. I added it and updated my signature block.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.