So sad to hear that one if my hero’s passed away. Nancy Zieman was a giant in our the sewing industry but will be remembered her for being gracious, kind and encouraging! You will surely be missed Nancy!
We moved to the Lake Erie cottage in 1989 when I needed to make a major career change as I had damaged my knee after a fall. I had just bought 2 new sewing machines, a mid range home sewing machine and a serger. I wanted to up my sewing experience as I have a lot more time now.
While learning how to use my new machines I discovered PBS TV coming out of Buffalo ( across Lake Erie). I started watching Sewing with Nancy and learned so much. I watched her shows, bought her books, went to sewing shows where she was a guest speaker…I just loved this lady.
I do love creativity and sewing is the vehicle I generally use to express myself. I made all kinds of new things with my serger and my first quilt following along with Nancy’s show and books. I made myself new clothes, sewed business suits for daughters, clothes for the grandkids and home furnishings.
I did move on to several new career/job during my working years before retiring but always enjoyed my lifelong interest in sewing. Once I stopped working, I was able to do what I really enjoyed…namely sewing. Learning the new way of course, by looking up Nancy on YouTube and on the internet when I was looking for answers on how to do something or buying special sewing tools.
I am sure a lot of other people will miss Nancy as I will. I just wanted to express my sadness at Nancy Zeiman’s passing. “Sewing With Nancy,” which ran for 35 years on public television, died on Nov. 14 at her home in Beaver Dam, Wis. She was 64.