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November 14, 2017, 10:52 pm
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I receive this from Nancy's Notions a few minutes ago.
To Nancy's many fans,
It is with a heavy heart that we share sad news with you. After a long batt
le with cancer, our dear friend and colleague Nancy passed away at home, su
rrounded by family, on November 14. A private funeral service is planned wi
th family and close friends. We know that you join us in mourning and in ex
pressing 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 entreprene
urs and business leaders.
Nancy founded Nancy's Notions in 1979. St. Louis' Tacony Corporation purcha
sed the company in 2003, and Nancy stayed on as the company's chief spokesp
erson, teacher, and creative voice.
Nancy also founded the Public Television show Sewing with Nancy in 1982 - n
ow the longest-running sewing and quilting program on North American televi
sion. She authored multiple sewing how-to books and inspired countless sewi
ng 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/Donat
e/) or to Hillside Hospice in Beaver Dam, Wis. (https://bdch. com/how-you-c
We also encourage you to share your memories of Nancy's life and how she in
spired you via the Nancy's Notions Facebook page or on her blog at nancyzie
We extend our deepest sympathies to Nancy's family, as well as her many fri
ends, colleagues, and fans.
Thank you, Nancy, for a life filled with inspiration, education, and grace.
We will all miss you so much.