Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit May 1 - September 30, 2019 at The Gallery at the Winneconne Municipal Center, 30 S 1st St Winneconne, WI 54986

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit on Display This Summer in Wisconsin

Did you know that Nancy Zieman’s favorite time of the year was summer? Summer in Wisconsin is one of the most wonderful times of the year—when flowers are in bloom, and the vision of lush green foliage surrounding the beautiful blue lakes is breathtaking!

Winneconne WI Municipal Center Gallery and Library

If you happen to be traveling through the Wisconsin countryside, this summer, make plans to visit the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit—hosted by the Winneconne Historical Society, in Winneconne, Wisconsin.

The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit will be on display May 1 through September 30, 2019, in the gallery of the Winneconne Municipal Center

Nancy Luedtke Zieman was born, 66 years ago today, on June 21, 1953, and she passed away November 14, 2017, at the age of 64. Today we celebrate Nancy as a businesswoman, home economist, national sewing authority, daughter, niece, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and inspiration to all.

 Nancy Zieman Early Sewing With Nancy Years on Television in 1979

Nancy fulfilled her true calling as an educator and inspiration to the world around her. Nancy touched the lives of millions as they stitched alongside, or simply tuned in to watch, the inimitable Nancy Zieman and guests on Public Television.

Toddler Nancy Zieman with her Mother and Father in 1956

Nancy Luedtke Zieman was born to Barbara and Ralph Luedtke in the summer of 1953, and she grew up on her family’s dairy farm—near Winneconne, Wisconsin. This special Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit includes images, awards, and early garments sewn by Nancy—including 4H projects from the 1960s.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit on display May 1 through September 30, 2019 in the Gallery of the Winneconne, WI Municipal Center

In 1971 Nancy graduated high school in Winneconne, WI, and later graduated in 1975 from University of Wisconsin–Stout, where she studied clothing textiles design and journalism.

 Nancy Zieman and Richard Zieman Wedding Day 1977

Nancy Luedtke married Richard Zieman on January 28, 1977. The couple, along with their family, celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2017.

 Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy 1983

In 1979, Nancy started Nancy’s Notions at her kitchen table. Nancy grew her business at home, later moved to a building on her husband Richard’s parents farm, then opened the Nancy’s Notions catalog warehouse/showroom/retail store in Beaver Dam, WI, in 1985. At the same time, the couple welcomed their first son Ted in 1982, and their second son Tom  in 1991.

This special Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit chronicles Nancy’s early years in business—while at the same time, starting her family.

 Very First Nancy's Notions One-Sheet Flyer in 1979 by Nancy Zieman

View articles from Nancy’s personal collection, including the very first “Nancy’s Notions” one-sheet flyer, along with first edition sewing books—written by Nancy.

Sewing With Nancy Hosted by Nancy Zieman Recorded in 1987 at WKOWNancy began her TV show Sewing With Nancy in 1982. Nancy recorded 35 years of how-to educational programing and is the longest running sewing show on TV. Sewing With Nancy continues to air on Public Television, Create TV, 24/7/365 at NancyZieman.com, and on YouTube.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit on display May 1 through September 30, 2019 in the Gallery of the Winneconne, WI Municipal Center

Sprinkled throughout the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit, are images of Nancy with her family, images of Nancy with friends Gail Brown, Mary Mulari, Eileen Roche, and Natalie Sewell, images of Sewing With Nancy behind the scenes, and antique miniature sewing machines gifted to Nancy by Gail Brown.

The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit will be on display May 1 through September 30, 2019, in the gallery of the Winneconne Municipal Center

 

View Nancy’s very own machine-quilting frame and Baby Lock Sewing Machine—used by Nancy to sew nearly 70 landscape quilts, and an original landscape quilt made by Nancy—for her mother Barbara Luedtke Eckstein.

 The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit will be on display May 1 through September 30, 2019, in the gallery of the Winneconne Municipal Center

The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit also includes a gallery of Original Giclee Canvas Landscape Art Prints by Nancy Zieman.

The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit will be on display from now until September 30, 2019 in the gallery of the Winneconne Municipal Center and is open free of charge to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Exhibit is closed on Sunday.

Winneconne WI Municipal Center Gallery and Library

 Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit

May 1–September 30, 2019

Gallery at the Winneconne Municipal Center

30 S 1st St., Winneconne, WI 54986

 

A special thank you to Barbara Luedtke-Eckstein, Nancy’s Mother, and Mary Harper, Winneconne Historical Society Display Coordinator—for making this Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit possible.

 

Are you traveling through Wisconsin, now through September 30? Please share a comment below for a chance to be the random winner of Richard Zieman’s new book, Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends.

 

Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story - A Memoir of Faith Family and Friends

 

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC

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