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Nancy Zieman

  • Birthplace: Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Birthday: June 21
Date of passing: 
November 14, 2017

Obituary

Obituary: 

Nancy Zieman was an American author and designer best known as the host of the television show Sewing with Nancy.

Sewing with Nancy is a half-hour show that Zieman co-produced on Wisconsin Public Television. On the air since September 1982, Sewing with Nancy is the longest running sewing program on North American television, with over 900 episodes filmed. According to her autobiography, "In terms of years, only Letterman had a longer run."

Nancy Zieman was an American author and designer best known as the host of the television show Sewing with Nancy.

Sewing with Nancy is a half-hour show that Zieman co-produced on Wisconsin Public Television. On the air since September 1982, Sewing with Nancy is the longest running sewing program on North American television, with over 900 episodes filmed. According to her autobiography, "In terms of years, only Letterman had a longer run."

Initially, the programs were videotaped in Zieman’s living room, with a camera crew of one person. In the early years, Zieman ran a one-woman show, developing the scripts, making the samples, and taping the programs. Zieman was the host and executive producer since its inauguration, until her retirement due to ill health in September 2017.

Zieman died November 14, 2017, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She was 64.

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