To Nancy’s many fans,
It is with a heavy heart that we share sad news with you. After a long battle with cancer, our dear friend and colleague Nancy passed away at home, surrounded by family, on November 14. A private funeral service is planned with family and close friends. We know that you join us in mourning and in expressing our deepest sympathies to the Zieman family.
Nancy was beloved throughout our industry. She not only served as an icon, but as a leader who paved the way for many other women to become entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Nancy founded Nancy’s Notions in 1979. St. Louis’ Tacony Corporation purchased the company in 2003, and Nancy stayed on as the company’s chief spokesperson, teacher, and creative voice.
Nancy also founded the Public Television show Sewing with Nancy
in 1982 – now the longest-running sewing and quilting program on North American television. She authored multiple sewing how-to books and inspired countless sewing enthusiasts across the U.S. and the world.
In lieu of cards and flowers, her family suggests that donations be made in Nancy’s name to Wisconsin Public Television (https://wptschedule.org/Donate/
) or to Hillside Hospice in Beaver Dam, Wis. (https://bdch.com/how-you-can-help
). We also encourage you to share your memories of Nancy’s life and how she inspired you via the Nancy’s Notions Facebook page
or on her blog at nancyzieman.com/blog
We extend our deepest sympathies to Nancy’s family, as well as her many friends, colleagues, and fans.
Thank you, Nancy, for a life filled with inspiration, education, and grace. We will all miss you so much.