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“Sewing With Nancy” Celebrates 30 Years

Sep 13, 2012
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Nancy Zieman began producing her television show, “Sewing With Nancy”, in 1982. Since then, Nancy has filmed more than 800 episodes filled with instruction on garment and accessory sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery, as well as interviews with notable sewing guests. Nancy’s show has taught millions of people how to sew over the years. This month (September 2012) marks the show’s 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the milestone, Nancy filmed a two-episode anniversary special.

For “Sewing With Nancy Celebrates 30 Years on Television”, Nancy was joined by a live studio audience for a retrospective of episodes, guests, and momentous occasions. The special also features surprise guests from the past three decades.

The commemorative episodes will air on PBS stations in November, and will also be available for online viewing at You can also purchase the special on DVD at If your local PBS station doesn’t carry “Sewing With Nancy”, you can watch episodes online at the Wisconsin Public Television website, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch users can also download a free app to watch all “Sewing With Nancy” episodes on their devices.

Sewers can also connect with Nancy on her blog,, where she shares sewing, quilting, and embroidery projects and tips, and keeps followers up to date on her community service program, Quilt to Give.
Congratulations on 30 years, Nancy!

Are you a “Sewing With Nancy” fan? How has Nancy Zieman’s show helped you become a better sewer over the years?

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  1. User avater Sewista September 23rd

    I am a huge fan of Nancy Zeeman. Her programs on fit, particularly Pivot & Slide, really turned my sewing around. She truly has a gift for teaching this art. I have been watching her since the beginning. I even have a Sewing with Nancy "Fab Felter" and love it. Add to that all my books from her, videos, dvds, and you can see she has a strong presence in my sewing life.

  2. JBNelson2011 September 16th

    My DH says, Nancy must have been only 12 years old at the time. LOL I think have of the sewing notions including my steam iron came from Nancy's Notions and she has inspired me to try so many new techniques. Here is hoping her show continues for another 30 years. Judie

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