Seams Unlikely: The Story of Nancy Zieman


I knew little of Nancy’s personal story until I read Seams Unlikely. Learning the struggles with her health during her childhood has made me even more impressed with her ability to move beyond those challenges and not just survive but thrive.

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Here I am filming with Nancy for the episode featuring my book Fabric Flowers

I have always admired the amazing business Nancy has built. Fortunately, I have been invited to appear on several episodes of Sewing with Nancy over the last 10 years and have gained an insider’s view of the people and production behind the show. I got to know Nancy, her family and staff during my visits and marvel at Nancy’s gift for teaching and for putting together the wonderful team she works “seamlessly” with to create the Sewing with Nancy series. It is a pleasure to visit Beaver Dam and work with her!!

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Nancy and I visiting at Quilt Market

As a fellow entrepreneur, I was fascinated by the story Nancy tells of building her business. My journey building Indygo Junction has parallels –building a biz from your basement, balancing motherhood and business, not to mention the challenges of working with your husband. As Nancy explains in her book, I also appreciate being able to go home and ask my husband “what did you do today?” Knowing how all-consuming running a biz can be, I understand some of the sacrifices and have infinite respect. Nancy’s story will inspire others planning to build their own business and encourage them to look beyond any limits not letting them define you.

I was particularly impressed with Nancy’s strong faith and how she has leaned on that faith for guidance. The Bible verse she quotes is also a favorite of mine…Proverbs 3:5-6.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful story Nancy!!!!

Are you excited about reading Seams Unlikely? You can win your own copy! Follow this link to Nancy’s blog post and leave a comment. Again, you must comment on Nancy’s post, not ours. Good luck!

Also, be sure to check out the other stops on the blog tour…

February 4 Nancy Zieman

February 5 Eileen Roche

February 5 Pat Sloan

February 6 Melissa Stramel

February 6 The Long Ladies

February 6 Tori Thompson

February 7 Amy Barickman

February 7 Melissa Mora

February 8 Shari Butler

February 8 Vicki Christensen

February 9 Carolina Moore

February 9 Kate Mclvor 

February 10 Amy Ellis

February 10 Melissa Mortenson

February 11 Ilene Miller

February 11 Liz Hicks 

February 11 Rachael Pannepacker

February 12 Bill Gardner

February 12 Elizabeth Evans 

February 13 Amy Webb

February 13 Lindsay Wilkes

February 14 Gertie Hirsch

February 14 Veronica Philips

February 15 Jenny Gabriel 

February 15 Laura Wasilowski

February 16 Frieda Anderson

February 16 Rita Farro 

February 17 Cindy Cloward 

February 17 Joan Hawley

February 17 Patty Young

February 18 Nancy Zieman — Big Giveaway!!


One Response to Seams Unlikely: The Story of Nancy Zieman

  1. Beth Morton says:

    Would love to win the Mother’s Day package.