Nancy Zieman – Seams Unlikely


It seams unlikely but I have been lucky enough to work with Nancy Zieman on several occasions.


Laura W and I have been on her TV show for two different series. We have a book and DVD produced by her company that I am very proud of it.

Frieda Anderson Book

It is a fabulous book, like all of the products that Nancy produces.

I have come to consider her and her crew as FRIENDS. A rare thing in this busy world.


Kerwin and Laurie, camera woman and producer for Nancy Zieman

Laura and I have been featured presenters at the Quilt Expo in Madison and at Nancy’s Notions in Beaver Dam, WI.


Laura and I have taught at the Quilt Expo in Madison, and loved it, and are always treated so well and happy to be there. This too is a real gift.

I have told people all over the world how much I admire and LIKE Nancy Zieman.

She is the real deal, a decent, honest, seriously NICE person.
Caring, giving and kind.
She definitely has the will to succeed, not just for her products or even her educational instruction, but also in life.  And her book tells it all so beautifully.

Reading Nancy’s life story is inspiring and interesting.

I found that we had so much in common.

  • I was in 4-H – just like Nancy.
  • I grew up in the Lutheran faith – just like Nancy
  • I grew up in the area where she had her first job.
  • I go around giving “seminars” on quilting – just like Nancy did in sewing.
  • I have my own TV show – oops not yet.

No wonder that I like her so much.

Would you like to receive your own copy of Seams Unlikely?  I received an additional copy to give away to one lucky reader of my blog.  Simply become a follower and leave a comment about someone who inspired you for your chance to win (US residents only, please).  I’ll draw a name at the end of this blog tour on February 18th, so be sure that you’re settings include the ability for me to reply/contact you!

Nancy is also giving away 20 more copies of her book!  Leave a comment – your chance to win your own copy!  And be sure to stop by these participating blogs in this special tour:

February 4          Nancy Zieman 

February 5          Eileen Roche

February 5          Pat Sloan

February 6          Melissa Stramel

February 6          The Long Ladies

February 6          Tori Thompson

February 7          Amy Barickman

February 7          Melissa Mora

February 8          Shari Butler

February 8          Vicki Christensen

February 9          Carolina Moore

February 9          Kate Mclvor

February 10          Amy Ellis

February 10          Melissa Mortenson

February 11          Ilene Miller

February 11          Liz Hicks

February 11          Rachael Pannepacker

February 12          Bill Gardner

February 12          Elizabeth Evans

February 13          Amy Webb

February 13          Lindsay Wilkes

February 14          Gertie Hirsch

February 14          Veronica Philips

February 15          Jenny Gabriel

February 15          Laura Wasilowski

February 16          Frieda Anderson

February 16          Rita Farro

February 17          Cindy Cloward

February 17          Joan Hawley

February 17          Patty Young

February 18          Nancy Zieman


10 responses on “Nancy Zieman – Seams Unlikely

  1. Diane Fulton

    I am a follower of your blog through Feedly. I am inspired by my sister, Charli Fulton, who is also my quilt mentor. And now that we’re both retired we can Skype daily to see each other’s work.

  2. Barbara B. Kopenkoskey

    My 4-H Leader knows how much she inspired me. I still see her on occasion. I love sewing and quilting. I also have met Frieda and Nancy. Frieda was a speaker at our Quilt Guild. I met Nancy on PBS-TV and visited her Quilt Shop and my Sister had our pictures taken with her. Thanks for all the inspiration. Barb

  3. Jane Brown

    I am a follower. My inspiration in the quilting world was Eleanor Burns whose series on a Xmas quilt which I watched during my daughter’ s chemo treatments taught me how to quilt and match up those seams. I’m forever greatful to her and told her so when I took a class from her during my guild’ s quilt show.

  4. Kar

    Am a beginner quilter. Will miss this blog tour when it’s over. Been so much fun to read and connect with the different blogs. Nancy always knows how to inspire those of us who love to sew.

  5. Marsha

    I follow your blog through Bloglovin’. I, too, admire Nancy Z. and watch her shows whenever I can. My sewing inspiration came grom a well~loved neighbor from my childhood who would travel to New York City to see the latest fashions, come home and recreate them in her sewing room. She had a dressform that I thought was terribly cool in the 50s. Glad to tell you that Mrs. P as we called her is about to celebrate her 100th birthday and still dresses up for dinner every night.

  6. Linda Oliver

    Love your work….but in reality I’ve been inspired by all quilters all of them I like traditional ..applique…crazy quilts ….and art quilts….have learned from all of them…..

  7. Barbara Watson

    I took a class from you at the Jacksonville Quilt Show, Freida, back about 5 years ago, and have been a follower ever since. Your blogs are encouraging, instructive and fun. You do inspire me. Also, years ago when I sewed only clothing and home décor, Nancy Zieman’s shows always inspired me to try new techniques. Thank you to you both.