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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In memory of Nancy Zeiman June 21, 1953- November 14, 2017




23 comments:

Marishka said...

I knew you would post on this, Barbara. Thank you.
Oh this lovely woman, lost too soon. She certainly was a hero, a help, and a treasure to me.

LWS said...

I learned so much from her. Oh gosh, so sad.

Nursebennett said...

I well remember when Nancy began her career on PBS. I was thrilled to be able to watch a show about sewing! A beautiful lady, in every way, leaving a legacy for generations.

Teri said...

A beautiful post about a beautiful woman. Thank you, Barbara.
A wonderful teacher lost too soon. She taught me how much you can get done in only 10 minutes.

Cathryn said...

I really feel like I've lost a sewing friend. Nancy made me feel like I could sew anything. Thank you for posting this. Very sad day. :-(

Jodie said...

I saw from another blogger that she lost her battle with cancer. A hard time for all of us who saw her on PBS. A beautiful and so appropriate tribute.

Ginger Marien said...

A beautiful tribute to a Lady who gave so much to the quilting industry.

AJW said...

She was a legend and an inspiration to anyone who sews. Gone much too soon but has left a remarkable legacy that will continue to teach generations well into the future. We are all indeed fortunate to have learned from her at some point in our lives. RIP, Nancy Zeiman.

Kansas Sky said...

Thank you for this tribute and this photograph. Yesterday I was in a Joann fabric store. Around the checkout counter were a cluster of young women sales clerks, and I asked them if they had heard that Nancy Zieman has died. They looked blankly at me and said they didn't know who she was. I glanced back across the aisles and saw only older women customers. . . . Broke my heart just a bit to realize how deeply NZ impacted my generation and how unlikely these women are to ever encounter anyone with the zeal, the skill, and the grace of Nancy Zieman. Especially from a free television program that was consistently the must-see-TV of my whole life. I've recorded and watched every single program of hers that was available to me. . . . . I am so very, very sad that she is gone.

Amy Lee said...

My grandmother and Nancy taught me most of what I know about sewing. Thank you for posting this. She was such a wonderful teacher and lady.

elliemae28 said...

A wonderful teacher and classy lady, gone much too soon.

Anonymous said...

Barb,you introduced me to Nancy, her PBS program and her books, when I moved to Halifax twenty-five years ago. I knew from the way your spoke of her that she must be someone vey special, indeed. How right you were. Thank you. Your photo is a touching tribute. So many of us will remember her when we sew and use one of her tips.

Donna E

Anonymous said...

RIP, Dear Nancy. I always remember you while I do my pattern adjustments.Your method keeps the original pattern intact and I love that. I learned so much from you.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture. Nancy Zeiman will be missed. She was such a big influence on the world of sewing. May her family take comfort in knowing how much she was loved by the sewing community.
Carol

Anonymous said...

Thanks Barbara,


I learned about Nancy Z when i was a new immigrant. I watch her show on PBS in the afternoon after my college classes. Her show helped me to cope with a new world. Sewing was not in my mind at the time. She was calm, cool. To me, she radiated serenity, and peace.

Thanks for sharing. She will be missed

Josie in Socal

bbarna said...

I always enjoyed her show. It was a wonderful break from the kids, full time job and general commotion of my life. She inspired me to try new things and made sewing interesting again. She will be missed.
Barb from Prince George

Ruth Black said...

What a perfect photograph and perfect tribute. I will miss her.

AlaskaBerninaGirl said...

We’ve lost a treasure ��

Jennifer Hurley said...

Nancy Zieman's warmth, humor, and curiosity about people shows in every episode of her TV program. She is my first and only sewing hero. I feel so sad that the earth has lost her presence.

annie said...

Sadly you are the only blogger I can find who has left a tribute to Nancy Zieman. A gutsy gal and a fabulous teacher.

Gwen Van Kleef said...

A beautiful tribute.

patsijean said...

I, too, have watched Nancy's programs and shopped her catalogue for decades. I have a few of her books and a couple of videos.I still use her technique for applying skirt waistbands. I shall miss her grace and style.

sissy said...

I felt such a sadness when I heard Nancy was gone. She has always been my hero. I love your picture. Thank you for leaving that for us.