Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Seams Unlikely by Nancy Zieman: A Book Review + Giveaway!

I have a lot of respect for Nancy Zieman. I work at growing a business everyday, with a designer I love, who is a friend I cherish, because Nancy had the foresight to offer sewists the instruction and the products they needed and wanted. We can grow a business that started from a hobbist's blog, because Nancy grew a mail order catalogue company from an 8 1/2” x 11” flyer. Thank you, Nancy.

Nancy’s book is an opportunity to peak behind the curtain and learn the reasons why she started Nancy’s Notions and Sewing with Nancy. You also catch a glimpse into how those two endeavors are intertwined.
This isn’t your typical Nancy Zieman book, there aren’t any patterns or sewing instructions, but you will find a few recipes and family photos. This is the personal side of Nancy, the life experiences that shaped her into a skilled sewist and instructor,  a savvy entrepreneur and an industry leader. 

Her story is quickly becoming the prototype for the women of my generation:  study hard at school, find an activity outside of school you enjoy and excel at, get a college degree, experience is the most valuable teacher in the workplace and when an opportunity to offer a product or service becomes obvious to you and few others, incorporate. The Nancy Zieman’s of the world didn’t have the breadth or depth of businesswomen role models to look up that we have today. I’m grateful to all of those women who took those leaps. Thank you for making the uncommon occurrence a commonplace scenario. 

Now for the Giveaway! Nancy is giving away 20 copies of Seams Unlikely to lucky winners.

The Rules

1. Readers must comment on Nancy’s February 4th Seams Unlikely Blog Tour Posting to qualify for book giveaways: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/seams-unlikely-book/

2. Any comment left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not qualify you to win.

Disclosure note: gratis copies of Seams Unlikely were provided for agreeing to participate in this blog tour.

If you'd like to hear what others have to say about Nancy's new book, please click here.

© Blog post written by Rachael Pannepacker
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/


Unknown said...

A beautiful tribute.

Jan said...

I would love to read Nancy's book.

mascanlon said...

Great review! I don't usually read bios but I am intrigued.