Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

Nancy Zieman, host and producer of the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on Public Television

Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit on Display this March in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

DCCA Dodge County Center for the Arts in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Make plans this March to visit the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit hosted by the Dodge County Center for the Arts – DCCA, in Beaver Dam, Wis., February 28 through March 29, 2020. The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit features a large collection of original Landscape Wall Quilts designed and sewn by Nancy. In 1998, Nancy learned the art of landscape quilting from her longtime friend, Natalie Sewell, of Madison Wis.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

Nancy Luedtke Zieman was born, on June 21, 1953, and she passed away November 14, 2017, at the age of 64. Today we celebrate Nancy as a fiber artist, 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 Sewing With Nancy on Public Television.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

Nancy Luedtke Zieman was born to Barbara and Ralph Luedtke on Father’s Day in 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 the award-wining wool coat, pictured above. Nancy made her wool coat as a 4H project in the 1960s. The coat won first place at County Fair, and went on to win an award at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

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 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 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.

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 product sale flyer, along with first edition sewing books—written by Nancy.

Sewing With Nancy Hosted by Nancy Zieman Recorded in 1987 at WKOW

Nancy began her TV show Sewing With Nancy in 1982. Since 1992, PBS Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. has been Nancy’s partner in television production with Laurie Gorman serving as the executive director for the past 25 years. Nancy recorded 35 years of how-to educational programing and Sewing With Nancy is the longest running sewing show on television. Sewing With Nancy continues to air on Public Television, Create TV, and 24/7/365 at NancyZieman.com and on YouTube.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

Included in the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit, are images of Nancy with friends Gail Brown, Mary Mulari, Eileen Roche, and Natalie Sewell, along with behind the scenes images – on the set of Sewing With Nancy.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

View Nancy’s very own machine-quilting frame and Baby Lock Sewing Machine—used by Nancy to machine quilt nearly 70 landscape quilts. Also on display is Nancy’s Bible along with her original landscape quilt titled, Looking Up, – made by Nancy in 2012 as a gift for her church.

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA in Beaver Dam, Wis February 28-March 29, 2020

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

Nancy Zieman Original Giclée Canvas Landscape Art Prints available at shopnzp.com

The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit will be on display February 28 through March 29, 2020 – in the gallery of the Dodge County Center for the Arts – DCCA and is open free of charge to the public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit is closed Monday through Wednesday.

There will be an opening reception for the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit this Friday, February 28th – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

DCCA Dodge County Center for the Arts in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit

February 28–March 29, 2020

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Exhibit is closed Monday through Wednesday

Dodge County Center For The Arts, DCCA

 130 W Maple Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Opening Reception this Fri., Feb. 28th – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

UPDATE March 18, 2020:

We are grateful for your support of the Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit at the DCCA this month. Because the health and welfare of our guests and community is our highest priority, The Celebrating Nancy Zieman Exhibit and the DCCA Art Center will be closed until further notice. 

 

Deanna Springer from Team NZP, and DCCA committee members will be on WBEV (AM 1430) this Friday, February 28 –  12:35 p.m to 1:30 p.m. CST. Listen online and hear exhibit insights and maybe a few other surprises!

 Judy Beyer and Deanna Springer on WBEV Radio Community Comment Celebrating Nancy Zieman Fiber Arts Exhibit at DCCA on display March 2020

UPDATE: Listen Online to the recorded WBEV (AM 1430) Community Comment Segment with Judy Beyer, DCCA and Deanna Springer, Team NZP, recorded on Friday, February 28, 2020 –  12:35 p.m to 1:30 p.m. CST. Listen online and hear exhibit insights and highlights.

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Life and Art of Nancy Zieman Celebrated in Beaver Dam Exhibit by Kelly Simon, Beaver Dam Daily Citizen/Capital Newspapers, February 25, 2020.

GALLERY: “Celebrating Nancy Zieman” Fiber Arts Exhibit by Kelly Simon, Beaver Dam Daily Citizen/Capital Newspapers, February 25, 2020.

 

Are you traveling through Wisconsin, February 28 through March 29, 2020? Please share a comment below for a chance to be the random winner of Richard Zieman’s 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.

 

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