Earlier today an icon in the sewing and quilting industry – Nancy Zieman – passed away. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and chatting with Nancy Zieman about Project QUILTING three years ago. It is a day I will never forget and I thought I’d share with you all my memory of the afternoon I spent with her. I was extremely nervous. I LOVE talking but I tend to get nerves before hand. I figure it wouldn’t be normal if I didn’t get at least a little nervous. Our segment was the final segment she had to tape that day and it had been a long day. She was still gracious and poised through it all even though she had to be tired from being “on” all day. She made me comfortable and ease as we chatted for just over 5 minutes about Project QUILTING. I thought it would be a few takes on camera but after those five minutes of chatting they said, “That’s it! We’re done.” I was like, “What!? I have no idea what I just said!?” I was so in awe that I was actually talking to Nancy Zieman I couldn’t focus on the rest of what was happening! Turns out the segment went really well even though I said, “Yup” ten million times and Nancy had to correct me when I said, “Wisconsin-time” instead of central time. When it was all over she took the time to pose for a picture with me. A few weeks later she sent me a thank you letter for being on the show with a set of her quilt cards. Nancy Zieman was an incredibly strong and talented woman. Her talent, inspiration, and work will be enjoyed and honored by so many of us for many years to come. I would love for you to share your memories of Nancy Zieman with me below. I know she’s impacted so many of us for the past 35 years.