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Quilt Expo celebrates Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell

We’re less than two weeks away from the start of the 14th annual Quilt Expo, held at the Alliant Energy Center’s Exhibition Hall in Madison. (Get your discount advance tickets here – or consider volunteering!)

Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman pose together at Quilt ExpoThis year, as every year, attendees will enjoy several special exhibits beyond the 10-category Quilt Contest. One of these exhibits honors the legacy of two women who have been central to quilting in Wisconsin and beyond: Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell. 

Read on for more examples of their beautiful landscape quilt collaborations!

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“Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin” Showcases Tradition, Innovation and Inspiration

Update! Watch Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin online here.

Quilting is more than just fabric and thread. It is a journey filled with thoughtfulness and emotion. Join host Nancy Zieman to meet the artists behind the quilts in the brand-new television special Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin, premiering 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Preview the special in this exclusive sneak peek:

Meet contemporary quilters who take traditional quilting to new levels, innovative quilters who use unconventional techniques, and inspirational quilters who explore the richness of life and its many lessons through fabric.

Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin introduces viewers to quilters and quilts from around Wisconsin, including work by Diane Gaudynski, Betty Ekern Suiter, Bruce Seeds, Natalie Sewell and more. Learn the source of their inspiration, tour their workspaces and marvel at the intricacies of their masterpieces. Plus, view dozens of quilts crafted by quilters from across the state.

Each quilter has unique reasons for quilting. Learn how all quilters are united by a passion for tradition, innovation and inspiration when Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin premieres on WPT.

Preview “Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin,” Coming to WPT This November

Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin, a brand-new WPT  program hosted by Sewing With Nancy‘s Nancy Zieman, premieres 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 on WPT. In this exclusive preview of the program, quilter and author Natalie Sewell discusses how she first fell in love with quilting and how her art has evolved.

Treasured Quilt of Wisconsin contains interviews, stories and quilts from some of Wisconsin’s top quilters. Nearly 30 quilters and quilts from around the state will be featured, including work by: Diane Gaudynski, Betty Ekern Suiter,  Bruce Seeds, and Wendy Butler Berns.

DVDs of the program will be available at the time of broadcast. Don’t miss the broadcast premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 29!

Behind the Scenes: Quilt Expo 2016

Quilt Expo 2016 is just around the corner, Sept. 8-10 at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. In advance of the three-day expo, Wisconsin Public Television spent the day with Nancy Zieman to find out what goes into making Quilt Expo the ultimate quilting adventure. From storing contest quilts to prepping samples to making media appearances, preparing for Quilt Expo is a year-round production.

Escape, Create and Celebrate at Quilt Expo. Purchase discounted advance tickets at QuiltExpo.com through Sept. 5. Admission tickets and registration for remaining class openings will be available on-site during Quilt Expo.

A New Season of “Sewing With Nancy”

September is an exciting time at Wisconsin Public Television! A new season of Sewing With Nancy premieres 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 on WPT, and the three-day Quilt Expo, co-presented by WPT and Nancy Zieman, takes place Sept. 8-10.

The good news is that you don’t have to wait until September to enjoy Sewing With Nancy or start planning your Quilt Expo adventure. The first episodes from the 34th season of Sewing With Nancy are now available on wpt.org. Click here to watch Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Favorite Scarves to Sew and more (just in time to get cozy for fall).

Planning ahead for Quilt Expo is almost as much fun as attending … almost. On her blog, Nancy talks about what she’s most looking forward to at this year’s expo — from must-see lectures to shopping for the latest notions to the Kids Quilt Challenge and everything in between. As Nancy says “It’s a big deal!”

There’s another benefit of planning for Quilt Expo in advance: Discounted prices are available for Quilt Expo advance tickets and class registration purchased through Sept. 5.

Watch the premiere episode of Sewing With Nancy below, and mark your calendars to join Nancy at the 2016 Quilt Expo.

Meet Nancy Zieman & Learn New Techniques at Quilt Expo

Registration for Quilt Expo 2016 is officially open! Every year, guests flock to Quilt Expo to Escape, Create and Celebrate. The three-day event, presented by Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman, invites all quilt lovers to learn, laugh and draw inspiration from each other.

Quilt Expo | Sept. 8-10, 2016
Alliant Energy Center in Madison
Register early and save:
Register here.

Nancy Zieman, beloved host of WPT’s own Sewing With Nancy, which has been on the air since 1982, will appear at the Wisconsin Public Television booth to meet with all Quilt Expo attendees!

Don’t miss Quilt Expo’s 10-category quilt contest exhibit, showcasing the incredible talents of quilters from across the country. In addition, attendees can view this year’s brand-new Black & White Plus One Challenge, which spotlights unique ways of creating fabric masterpieces using only three colors.

Nearly 200 vendors at the extensive vendor mall will offer the latest machines, kits, fabrics, threads, notions and more. Additional highlights include a raffle for fantastic quilt-related prizes, as well as a community service project — Quilt to Give, led by Nancy Zieman — which invites attendees to donate their materials and skills to create bed-size quilts for those in need.

Visit quiltexpo.com for full details and to register for lectures, workshops and evening events! We hope to see you this fall.

All-New Sewing With Nancy Website

For more than two decades, Sewing With Nancy has been the program to turn to for sewing and quilting inspiration on public television. Now, you can find full episodes and much more on the all-new Sewing With Nancy website.

Watch your favorite programs and catch all of those helpful hints again on the Web – all for free and faster than ever! Discover new project ideas and uncover helpful tips and techniques directly from Nancy Zieman’s blog. And, find an opportunity to meet Nancy in person at sewing and quilting events throughout the year – including the 2013 Wisconsin Public Television Quilt Expo Sept. 5-7 in Madison.

Online Sewing Circle with Nancy

Sewing with Nancy OVEE ScreeningMy friend David, the online manager at Wisconsin Public Television, recently called to ask if I’d be interested in hosting an online OVEE screening of Sewing With Nancy’s 30th Anniversary Special. It sounded like a fun event, so I gladly accepted.

I then needed to grasp what is an online OVEE screening? I learned OVEE is a new online service for watching your favorite PBS programs. You can watch together with other viewers, from anywhere, providing you have a good internet connection. Plus you can chat live with the host–that’s me!

What a great idea! Now I can host live video screenings of Sewing With Nancy and interact with viewers simultaneously. Well, let’s give it a first try. Please join me on Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. CST on April 24, 2013.

500 viewers will have the opportunity to participate and “chat” with me during the screening. During the screening, you’ll type questions asking me anything that comes to mind (well, almost anything) and I’ll type my replies. We’re excited to try out a new way to watch Sewing With Nancy.

Please join us on Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. CST on April 24 and let us know what you think of this new video screening event.

The online OVEE screening will be facilitated by David at Wisconsin Public Television and his colleague, Libby from KLRU PBS Station in Austin, TX.

Visit the Sewing With Nancy’s 30th Anniversary Special OVEE session page today for a sneak peek. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and to test your browser, flash player, and to run a test to make sure OVEE works properly on your computer.

Then, tune in on April 24, Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. CST and join the fun.

I’m looking forward to hosting and to you joining me for the first ever, live OVEE video screening of Sewing With Nancy.

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman

Celebrate Sewing With Nancy's 30th Anniversary and Win an iPad!

All-new episodes of Sewing With Nancy are coming in August online and on-air on public television stations across the country. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Nancy Zieman’s groundbreaking mix of sewing, quilting and fiber art television tips, techniques and good-humored how-to information!

To celebrate the Aug. 12 online premiere of all-new episodes of Sewing With Nancy‘s 30th Anniversary, WPT and Nancy Zieman Productions are giving away an iPad and a custom cover handmade by Nancy Zieman to one lucky fan. Submit your name, address and phone number to sewingwithnancycontest@gmail.com by noon central time Aug. 10, 2012.

One lucky winner will be picked at random on that day to receive a 16GB WiFi iPad with a custom iPad case (see the cover in the photo above!) made by Nancy Zieman (iPad and case provided courtesy Nancy Zieman Productions). One entry per household. No purchase or contribution is necessary to win. Employees of WPT, WPR, UW-Extension, ECB and Nancy Zieman Productions and their immediate family are not eligible to win. Find the full contest rules below:

Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary iPad Contest
Official Rules and Regulations

1. No contribution is necessary to enter or to win a prize in this Contest. This contest is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC. A donation to Wisconsin Public Television will not improve your chances of winning.

2. Only one entry per household is allowed. Void where prohibited by law.

3. Open only to legal residents 18 years or older (as of 8/1/12) of the continental United States.

4. One (1) prize consisting of an iPad (16GB with WiFi) with a custom made cover handmade by Nancy Zieman will be awarded. The prize is valued at $499. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. To enter the Contest, you must submit your name, mailing address and phone number to sewingwithnancycontest@gmail.com by noon CST on August 10, 2012.

6. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on August 10, 2012 at Wisconsin Public Television, supervised by management of Wisconsin Public Television, whose decisions regarding winners and all other matters of the Contest will be final.

7. The name of the winner will be posted on the Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Facebook pages on or about August 12, 2012. To request the name of the Winner, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary Contest, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706.

8. Employees of Wisconsin Public Television, UW-Extension, the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC, their service providers, those involved in the development, production (including prize donors), implementation and distribution of this Contest, including their officers, directors, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives, and any other person/entity associated with the Contest including their immediate families and members of their same households are ineligible for sweepstakes prizes.

9. Once submitted, entries become the sole property of Wisconsin Public Television and will not be returned.

10. Winners will be notified by phone, mail, and/or email. If potential winner cannot be reached after 3 days from first notification attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

11. Winners are responsible for all costs of prize redemption, including any taxes which may be applicable. The value of each prize is determined by the prize donor and such determination is final for all purposes. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner.

12. By entering, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and all applicable local, state and federal laws. Winners will be required to sign a publicity release and a winner’s affidavit to claim the prize.

13. Wisconsin Public Television, Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC and their entities and staff are not responsible or liable for multiple entries, entries completed or entered by other than human means, or entries that are late (including delayed data transmission), tampered with, illegible, mutilated, forged, destroyed, incomplete, garbled, lost, misdirected, mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed, or otherwise not in compliance with Official Rules – and all such entries will be disqualified.

14. For a complete copy of the rules, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary Contest, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706. For further information, please contact Wisconsin Public Television at 608-265-2302 or comments@wpt.org.

15. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of the Contest shall be Dane County, Wisconsin.