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Nancy Zieman Inducted Into Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame

August 27, 2021 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

The late Nancy Zieman, host of the long-running PBS Wisconsin sewing series Sewing With Nancy, was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on Aug. 26 during an induction event in Sheboygan.

Zieman — an author, designer, businesswoman and TV producer — hosted television’s longest-running sewing series from 1982 until her death in 2017.

Learn more about Zieman’s life and legacy with these PBS Wisconsin programs and articles:

The Best of Sewing With Nancy

The Best of Sewing with Nancy continues the tradition of bringing the best in contemporary sewing, quilting and home decorating ideas to public television viewers. Join Nancy Zieman and her guests as they share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest ideas in one of the country’s most popular crafts.

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show

A presentation of PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show is an annual event celebrating quilting and fiber enthusiasts of all levels. This year’s free, virtual event is Sept. 9-11, and will feature interactive educational presentations, virtual quilt exhibits, a live vendor mall and more. Register now and explore the schedule of events at quiltshow.com.

PBS Passport: Nancy Zieman – Extraordinary Grace

Nancy Zieman became an unlikely public television icon through her show, Sewing With Nancy. For 35 years, viewers tuned in for her calm approach to sewing delivered in a friendly manner. Off-camera, her life was marked by several personal challenges, including facial paralysis. Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace tells the life story of her humble beginnings to become a beloved television host.

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