A gift from Nancy Zieman to all of us: share the joys of sewing

Sewing is magic, creative, and fun,
it’s meant to be shared with a special someone.
Let’s fly off to Sewland and stitch something new,
Where all the town sews at a quarter to two.

From the Flying Sewing Machine
The person who penned this little rhyme knew all about the magic of sewing. In fact, she shared that magic with millions of us. It was Nancy Zieman, beloved host of Sewing With Nancy, the longest-running sewing series in the history of American television.

Nancy and her granddaughtersWe were heartbroken when we heard that Nancy passed away on November 14 of this year, shortly after retiring from her show and her business, Zieman Productions. Before her passing, she was preparing to launch a new program dedicated to a topic near and dear to her heart: teaching children to sew.

We’re excited to share that Nancy’s vision has come to fruition. Her legacy lives on in the “I Sew for Fun” series, a range of products that teach children ages 5 to 9 how to sew. We are proud to be part of this campaign and to honor Nancy’s memory by publishing her children’s book, The Flying Sewing Machine. Nancy’s rhyming tale introduces kids to the little town of Sewland, where everyone stops to sew each day at a quarter to two.

The Flying Sewing MachineIn the book, kids will discover the excitement of creating beautiful things with fabric. In a world where sewing is a delightful part of every afternoon, they’ll meet wonderful friends—who just happen to be flying sewing machines! This charming book offers parents, grandparents, and others a special way to show children how fun sewing can be.

We created a little video about the book to share with you, which includes a very special moment: Nancy reading her book to her two granddaughters.


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We are honored that Nancy chose Martingale to publish The Flying Sewing Machine. And we love that Christmastime is the perfect time for you to share the book with children. Read it with them, talk about your own love of sewing, and show them how to begin their own sewing adventure. Just as Nancy showed so many of us.

Do you have a child or two you’d like to teach how to sew? Name them in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of FIVE copies of The Flying Sewing Machine—and get those youngsters started on a fun fabric journey that could last a lifetime.


482 Comments

  • My two granddaughters, June and Tess, are fascinated with my fabric!

    —Jane on December 15, 2017
  • I have me a quilt with my oldest grandson, Bridger. I would love to teach my granddaughter Georgia to sew. She loves to read and soul most certainly enjoy this book.

    —Jean Etheridge on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this and donate it to my daughter- she is the children’s librarian in our county library she would love to read it to the children and if I don’t win it I guess I will need to buy a copy

    Karen on December 15, 2017
  • I know two special little girls who would love to learn to sew! Lydia and Hannah. They are already proficient little knitters!

    —Marion from Canada on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this and teach my great granddaughter to sew. She loves to read and would enjoy the book.

    —Sylvia on December 15, 2017
  • Special young ladies, Sophie and Raigan each need a copy of this book.

    —Sandy Navas on December 15, 2017
  • Lily and Hannah would love this.

    —Anne L. Rightler on December 15, 2017
  • Katherine and some young girls from church. Katherine is a little spitfire who believes she knows everything and is raring to go.

    —Denise on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this for my granddaughter, Payton. She loves sewing and crafts and we have fun making things together.

    —Donna on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach my granddaughter, Greta, how to sew.

    —NancyB on December 15, 2017
  • 3 of my granddaughters (ages 7,5, and 4) are interested in sewing. the oldest has a small sewing machine.

    —Cindy Fraher on December 15, 2017
  • I have a granddaughter that is 2 and she is "Nana’s girl". I will be getting this even if I don’t win it, so that she can help out Nana in the sewing room. Peace and comfort to all who knew and loved Nancy.

    —DanyseF on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Lucia, always wants to sew when I come visit. She would love to learn from this book.

    —Carol on December 15, 2017
  • I have already purchased this book for my granddaughter who just got her own sewing machine on her sixth birthday! We’ve been sewing together for two years now and I look forward to more sewing fun with her. I will certainly be looking for Nancy’s “ I Sew for a Fun” series.

    —Susan C on December 15, 2017
  • I’m teaching my granddaughter to sew, but she’s not a child anymore. Learning at any age is a good thing.

    —Marie Beers on December 15, 2017
  • How wonderful it would be to have this book. I have my two nieces, Nicole and Jessica, and two nephews, Thomas and Jonathan, that I would love to teach to sew. Nancy is still with us! Thank you so much for this giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on December 15, 2017
  • Sharing my love of sewing and quilting with my two beautiful granddaughters Evelyn and Ella, ages 9 and 11!

    —Marge Grove on December 15, 2017
  • I was questioned by an 8 year old boy last night about learning to sew while he was watching me work on a table runner. He is a grandchild of my heart and a wonderful soul. I told him I would find an easy project and we could start after I finished. Any ideas? I would love to have a copy of Nancy’s book. I spent many hours watching her sew.

    Hi Kathie, Nancy also released a book and DVD that contains 20 projects for kids to sew; you can learn more about it here. Thanks for your question! –Jenny

    —Kathie Stackpole on December 15, 2017
  • My two granddaughters are interested in sewing and I think this book would show them the joys of sewing as I learned many years ago.
    Thank you to Nancy for seeing the need and fulfilling that need.
    I am sure she is smiling.

    —Carol Ervin on December 15, 2017
  • My darling grand-niece would be an ideal candidate to "learn to sew". I would love to be a mentor to her.

    —Linda Peterson on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this book for Abigail Blount whose grandma passed away last year. She was teaching Abigail to sew and to make quilts as she herself did. She lived long enough to receive the notice that her beautiful star wedding ring quilt was accepted at Paducah in spring 2016. She would have given this book to her granddaughter and I will make sure that happens even if I don’t win a copy!

    —Susan on December 15, 2017
  • Katelyn and Rohan, my grandkids! Katelyn has already been sitting on Graham Cracker Gram’s (her nickname for me) lap to sew and she loves it! (My nickname for her is Sugar Cookie Kate) Now she wants her brother to have that experience too. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lynette Gross on December 15, 2017
  • I want to teach Olivia and Addie, my two granddaughters how to sew and then quilt. Looks like the perfect book!!!

    —Tami Martin on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to read this book to my two little nephews!

    —Verna on December 15, 2017
  • I can’t wait to teacher my granddaughter. These book is perfect for her to understand the concept of sewing

    Becky Campbell on December 15, 2017
  • Carson and Hailey! Would love to read this book to them!

    —Brenda on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Dakota is anxiously awaiting her 5th birthday to be able to start using the sewing machine. As a book lover, I am sure she would be delighted with this book.

    —Cheryl on December 15, 2017
  • The littlest Anderson family members, Nora and Milana, who their extended quilt-retreating sewing family will certainly teach to sew, just like their great great grandmother Bertha taught all of the rest of us.

    —Debbie on December 15, 2017
  • I have already gotten my granddaughter Kayona (13) sewing and hope to start Zoey(7) soon and I know Gracie (5) will want to learn as soon as Zoey starts. This book will be fun to read with them.

    —Joyce Kay on December 15, 2017
  • I am beginning to teach my granddaughter to quilt, who just turned 8. She would love this book!

    —Ann L on December 15, 2017
  • Aubrey says lets to sew when she is here. She wants to see the decorative stitches on her scrap fabric. Even though my daughter sews, my granddaughter brings her mending for Grandma to do.

    —Judy on December 15, 2017
  • I’d love to win a copy of the book to share with my grand daughters Katie and Emma!

    —Becky on December 15, 2017
  • I want to teach my granddaughter, Eliza, to sew. I was waiting until she could reach the foot pedal. But after watching Nancy and her granddaughters I realize I can put the pedal on the table.
    Nancy Zieman was truly an inspiration, and was very instrumental in bringing the love of sewing to a new generation.

    —Elizabeth on December 15, 2017
  • I have made a pillow with my 7 yr old niece. This book would be nice to share with her.

    —Janis on December 15, 2017
  • I am thinking my almost six year old granddaughter Sophie is ready to sew.

    —Angela Snyder on December 15, 2017
  • I would love one of Nancy’s sweet sewing books for Ava Rose. She is only 2 years old but is a very creative little Miss!

    —Dottie Alexander on December 15, 2017
  • Yes I have a few grandchildren that i would love to teach to sew, my granddaughters Davanee (11), Emeliene (8)
    and Chloe (9 mos. – it will be a bit before she is ready but….)

    Thank you

    —Judy Reny on December 15, 2017
  • thank you for giving children 👶 a fun way to learn a lifetime of skills and fun for my granddaughters. yvonne

    yvonne basarab on December 15, 2017
  • My two baby granddaughters, Adalyn and Lyla. They started out in this world covered in handmade quilts, I hope they love them as much as their Nana’s love making them💕

    —Welton Renee on December 15, 2017
  • Cute, very cute book. I would love to teach my daughters Amanda and Brittany to sew. The boys aren’t interested but I think they should get some life lessons.

    —Lisa Lehmann on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters! Amaris(8) & Love(5) are just beginning to learn and would enjoy the book.

    —Donna on December 15, 2017
  • My little granddaughter, Allyson is just beginning to have interest in my sewing room. She loves all of the colorful threads and I would love the book to read to her to get her started!

    —Mary Jo on December 15, 2017
  • I have 3 granddaughters Jayde (7), Reagan (8) and Abbi (9). I would love to have them all sew 4-H projects. This book would fit into our sewing world. I miss Nancy.

    —Barb H on December 15, 2017
  • I have two granddaughters, Emily and Lucie (in the same family) —they are anxious to learn to sew.

    —Carol Schon on December 15, 2017
  • I have four granddaughters that love to play with me in my sewing room. They sit on my lap at the sewing machine, I have a small travel iron that they can hande and they each have their own sewing box. I tell them that when they turn 8 they can make a real quilt. Until then, we are just having fun learning through playing together.

    —Mary Lindberg on December 15, 2017
  • Granddaughters Keke and Tatyana…we already play with fabrics together.

    —Bev Gunn on December 15, 2017
  • I would love for Olivia and Alie to learn to sew; to enjoy the art as much as I do. They are creative in so many ways that I think sewing would simply open up new opportunities for creative expression.

    —sue on December 15, 2017
  • I have two granddaughters – four and five. The five year old has expressed a desire to sew. I am so blessed. I want to instill all the love I have for her and for quilting.

    —CAROL on December 15, 2017
  • I don’t have yougn children or Grandchildren, but there are a couple little ones that are near and dear to my heart that I’d love to share my love ow sewing with: Vincent, JoJo and Mina!

    Jayne on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this book for a dear little 7 year old girl who lost her Mother earlier this year. I would like to teach her to sew because when she has seen some of the quilts I’ve made and when she touches various fabrics from my stash, her face lights up. Thank you for your consideration and God bless Nancy.

    —Goretti Martins on December 15, 2017
  • My sweet granddaughter, Grace. I pray she will carry on the family tradition with sewing and quilting. I have made her several quilts along with her baby dolls. Soon it will be her turn!

    Becky shannon on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Rowan, who is 10 would love to learn to sew and create. Thank you.

    —Linda isfeld on December 15, 2017
  • My grandkids- Logan and Sydney. They like to watch me sew already.

    —Sandy Hess on December 15, 2017
  • I bought my precious Erykah Rae her first sewing machine at 4. I just bought her an up grade now that she is 5. I also have a 1913 Redhead Singer waiting for her to get tall enough to use it. She has sat on my lap as a little toddler as I sewed clothes, quilts, doll clothes and even cloth diapers for her baby dolls. She is the sunshine of my life. She loves to watch Sewing with Nancy. RIP Dear Nancy. You are best! Delilah from New Orleans 12-15-17

    —Delilah on December 15, 2017
  • I have started sewing with my grandkids, Emma and Dylan. Would love to have this book for them.

    —Kathy h on December 15, 2017
  • my granddaughter Hayden would love this book!

    —Karen on December 15, 2017
  • I hope to teach my grandchildren William, Caitlyn and Henry to sew. It will be a while for Henry because he is just 6 weeks old today.

    —Mary Ann on December 15, 2017
  • I have three grandchildren. Brooklynn I taught how to sew and make quilts. I also have two Grandsons named Brody and Raiden.
    Quilting is my therapy, Love it .

    —June Livingstone on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this beautiful book! I am a quilt maker and I have two
    granddaughters Brynne and Catrina who each designed and created a Susan B Anthony block for the quilt from the Susan B Anthony house to commemorate the 2020 women’s right to vote. Because they don’t sew, I sewed the borders on. I would love to work with them to create a quilt using my
    featherweight sewing machine. They have the interest,just not the tools.
    I take my featherweight to our cottage,so maybe this summer we could create something!

    —Nancy Currier on December 15, 2017
  • I absolutely plan to teach Dominic and his sister-to-be, Addison, to sew and quilt. Thank you for sharing Nancy’s book with us. Merry Christmas! ~smile~ Roseanne

    Roseanne on December 15, 2017
  • I have four wonderful granddaughters and would love to teach Ava, Leah, Cathren and Grace to sew and to love sewing as much as their Mamaw does. It is so fitting that the person who taught us all so much about sewing is now helping us to teach another generation. What a wonderful book!

    —Celene on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to have this book for my grand daughters Winter and Indie!

    —Deb on December 15, 2017
  • I only have one grandchild, a boy, Alex. He is fascinated when I sit down to sew, and he tries to imitate his mother when she knits. I think that he would love to learn to do both when he is a little older!

    Barbara Johnson on December 15, 2017
  • Two of my grandkids have already sewn a doll quilt using charm squares, but three more grandchildren are ready to enter into the ‘sewing arena’! My FAB FIVE are Morgan, Jayden, Ashton, Eli, and Gabe! Nancy’s book looks absolutely darling! 🙂

    —Marcia Burt on December 15, 2017
  • I have taught 6 granddaughters to sew and/or instilled the love of sewing. I still have two more, Juliette and Maisie to teach. It helps that each of their mothers know and love to sew. I will miss watching Nancy every Saturday afternoon on PBS. And I will miss her slant board!

    —Pat Knight on December 15, 2017
  • I have two great grand daughters ages 5 & 6, Annabell & Addison. They have just shared with me that would like to learn how to sew. I can’t wait to get started with them.

    —Kaylene Nelson on December 15, 2017
  • Wonderful way to remember Nancy. My 7 year old granddaughter Robin loves sewing with me and loves ready. This book will be a blessing to her.

    —Laetitia on December 15, 2017
  • Granddaughter Allyson! Wonderful book and concept!

    —Rosalie on December 15, 2017
  • I have begun sewing with my grandchildren, boys and girls alike. I would especially love this book for the girls: Guinevere, Isabell and Arrowmay. Nancy is a wonderful role model to us all.

    —LisaC on December 15, 2017
  • I will be teaching my two granddaughters Aurora (7) and Christianna (1 1/2) to sew. Aurora is ready now, but I will have to wait a bit on Christianna. These two munchkins love the quilts I have made for them. They will want to make quilts of their own. Maybe I can even get my grandson David (11) interested as well.

    —Ann West on December 15, 2017
  • I love to teach children to sew. I introduced all my granddaughters to it as they grew up. Now I’m working with the daughter of a friend. So far, she’s more interested than any of my girls.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on December 15, 2017
  • How I wish God would have blessed me with girls to sew with!

    —Marti Morgan on December 15, 2017
  • This book will be a blessing to my 7 year old grand daughter who loves sewing with me. She is also a little bookworm and can enjoy ready and learning to sew. God bless you.

    —Laetitia on December 15, 2017
  • My grand babies, Sadie and Benjamin!!!

    —Jackie McKinstry on December 15, 2017
  • The joy of sewing has come to me late in life. I love sharing this joy with my granddaughter Harper. I think that she has the quilting bug at the age of 6. Thank you for all that you did Nancy.

    —Gail Barabasz on December 15, 2017
  • My grandson, Keizer & I made a 4-patch quilt for his bed. That was about 2 years ago & he told me that he wants to make another one. Also, I would like to teach my 5 year old grandson, Preston to sew. (His father is quite handy with the sewing machine!) 🙂

    —Rose on December 15, 2017
  • I am in the process of teaching my great-niece to sew, and her sister will be next. Their names are Reagyn and Riley. I also have several little girls in my community that want to learn, and the first will be Bella, since she is the oldest. All of these girls also love to read! This book will be well-used!

    —Karin on December 15, 2017
  • Ruby is 8 and has just begun to piece together a quilt for her doll. We are enjoying the experience!

    —Diane on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters Lylah and Bella would love this

    —Laura chambers on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter would love the .She is learner lots of things like knitted and trying to learn how to cook and she is only nine. So she is interesting in learning how to sew but her mother does not know how.

    —Maxine Krattiger on December 15, 2017
  • My 2 granddaughters are not quite ready to sew Lyla. will be next year and Emmy is only 2 but loves to look at fabric. Looks a sweet book and both love their books. Thank you.

    Denise on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach WILL, my second grad cousin to sew. He has a sports "one track mind" because his dad is a football referee. Will does like to feel fabrics that have animals on them; it is almost like he expects to feel the real animal.

    Losing NANCY ZIEMAN is so very sad for the quilting world; not only was she brave but she set an example for everyone, that nothing should keep any person from contributing to the world Nancy set a high mark but never faltered. When I hear women spouting this & that I think to myself, "They should spend an hour watching & listening to NANCY ZIEMAN.

    —Barbara Macey on December 15, 2017
  • I purchased a beginner sewing machine for my daughter Jennifer and a learn to sew pillow kit to start her on her sewing journey. This book would be a wonderful addition. I learned to sew from my mother and hope I can instill the same passion I have for sewing in my daughter.

    —Janet on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Lucy. I have already started teaching two of my six grandsons to sew. They have made pillowcases and drawstring bags so far.

    —Nancy Hager on December 15, 2017
  • i wish i could have shared this book with my granddaughters when they were younger, but i definitely will share it with j.p.. real men do sew

    —carolyn montgomery on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter. Melia. was only 2 years old when she on my lap helping me sew a Christmas quilt for her.

    —Mary Ellen Medjuck on December 15, 2017
  • I have 5 grad daughters and one on the way . I know 2 are very interested in fabric and sewing . The book might peek their interest .
    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Lillian Lee

    —lillian lee on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Laura, loves to read is learning to sew. I’m sure she would love this book.

    —Mary Lou Betts on December 15, 2017
  • I just bought a sewing machine to teach my granddaughters Lucy, Mariah and Rose to sew after the new year! Can’t wait to read the book!

    —Janice on December 15, 2017
  • Nancy did indeed leave a legacy for all who love to sew! She is smiling down on us this holiday season with needle in hand! I would love to teach my niece to sew. She already has quite the flair for coordinating fabrics.

    —Kathy E. on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Sadie

    —Sandra Carlson on December 15, 2017
  • My two granddaughters. They love seeing all of my quilts, threads and beautiful fabrics. I’d love to pass on the love of sewing to them.

    —Jeannie Simon on December 15, 2017
  • I would love a book for a little girl named Elise!! She is getting a little sewing machine for Christmas and a book to go with it would be so perfect.
    Thank you and Nancy, you are missed.

    —Cindy Dickerson on December 15, 2017
  • I have demonstrated sewing on the machine to George and Rocky, they are fascinated with the mechanics of a sewing machine. My oldest granddaughter has done some sewing with making mittens for friends. Now I have 9 year old Emma it would be a blessing to teach her to sew. What a wonderful book from a very special lady.

    —Catherine Stiele on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Kaitlyn, has already done a bit of sewing and I am sure she would love the book. Her younger brother, Aiden, and her 2 cousins Lucas and Lily will soon be old enough to enjoy sewing also.

    —Maureen Haynes on December 15, 2017
  • I’d love to teach my granddaughter Lily Kate to sew. She is just the right age now at 9. She is a happy beautiful red head that loves to learn new things. thanks for the chance to win :0) Happy Sewing

    Kimberly Anne Brandt on December 15, 2017
  • Oh, the book looks so special. I have 4 little granddaughters close by that have been sewing with me. Bella, Monica,Lydi, and Megan. Sew much fun to see their delight when they make something.

    —Mary on December 15, 2017
  • Thank you Nancy. You still are an inspiration to all of us that sew & aspire to sew. I have already started to teach my Granddaughters to sew but would love to have Nancy’s book to help inspire them. I have four granddaughters, Shantaya 8yrs, Maddison 7yrs, Anabel 7yrs and Emily 6yrs. Maddison is a natural and very eager to learn and will be staying with me, along with her sister Emily for two weeks in January 2018.
    They have already given me a list of things they want to make while here.
    Thank you for this opportunity to win Nancy’s book,

    —Helen Dart on December 15, 2017
  • I have 3 granddaughters that I would love to teach the joy of sewing- Ciara,Sydney and Lyra.

    —carol mandel on December 15, 2017
  • Madeline is 10 and we have been sewing together since she was four. McKenna is 7 and I don’t get to see her as much but have encouraged the sewing bug in her whenever she is around. They both love to rummage and play in the scrap box and with the jars of buttons. Their brothers have also done some sewing because I think everyone should be able to sew on a button and fix a hem. I will add this book to our collection of sewing with children books.

    —Ellen on December 15, 2017
  • I have girls and boys from church camp who would love to learn how to sew.

    —Sandra McDowell on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters, Abby and Gracie, are very interested in learning to sew. They would love it! Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Roselie on December 15, 2017
  • I’ve been teaching my grandkids Clara and Ez to sew and embroider. They would love to read a story about a flying sewing machine.

    —Lizjean on December 15, 2017
  • Josie loves to read and has already picked out fabric for her first project. She’s 6 and can’t wait to get started.

    —Rose on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to read & sew through this book with my granddaughter, Peyton.

    —Libby on December 15, 2017
  • Having 11 grandchildren, aged 2-23, all but the youngest 4 have been behind the presser foot of my vintage & antique machines, no matter boy or girl. The youngest will also have their opportunity, when just the right time arrives. They have all been fascinated with “Née-nees” machines & notions. Nancy did leave us a great tool for carrying on the skills and entertainment of sewing. God bless you Nancy Z, from Nancy K

    —Nancy on December 15, 2017
  • What a blessing Nancy was, and what a loss her passing is. Before the advent of VCR machines, Saturdays were planned around Sewing with Nancy. Once the VCR came out, it was set for Saturday at 11:00. Once when we were out of town, I even had my husband’s boss set a VCR for me! Rest in peace Nancy, and my condolences to your family and staff.

    —Kathy on December 15, 2017
  • I want to teach my granddaughter Juniper, Grandson Phoenix to sew I have taught my Granddaughters, Carly and Bella and Grandsons Cole Mason and Jasper and they all love to sew and look forward each summer when they visit to see what they are going to make and I encourage them to enter in the local fall fairs too.

    —Kathy Kauth on December 15, 2017
  • I’d love to teach my youngest granddaughter, Simone, who’s almost 8, to sew. She’d love this book. Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

    —Debby Errigo on December 15, 2017
  • I have 5 granddaughters that I plan on teaching to quilt and sew

    Brooklyn age 8
    Caitlyn age 8
    Allison age 8
    Alexis age 7
    Emmalyn age 6

    They all enjoy watching me when I am working on projects and ask a lot of questions showing they are interested

    —Nan Ramsey on December 15, 2017
  • My daughter, Azaria loves to sit in my lap as I sew and I can’t wait to teach her how to sew.

    —Denise Stockstill on December 15, 2017
  • I have 4 Granddaughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, Nina & Morgan. They have shown an interest in sewing and the 2 youngest would really enjoy this book.

    —Diane Wells on December 15, 2017
  • I would like to teach my grand daughter, and young girls at church. They are getting interested and of an age to really take to it.

    —Karen B. on December 15, 2017
  • My grandchildren, Isaiah and Sydney are both interested in sewing. They love to pet fabric as much or more than I do! This is just the book to get them started.

    —Susan Hall on December 15, 2017
  • I have watched Nancy since I was a young woman, and was heartbroken to hear of her passing. She taught me so much over the years, and inspired me to teach others to sew and quilt. I had been recently teaching a young neighbor boy to sew, but he seems to have put his work aside in favor of other activities. I think maybe reading Nancy’s words will inspire him as they have always inspired me.

    —Karen Morton on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Emma loves sewing and my grandson, Teddy is fascinated with the machines. Both have made quilts.

    —Janet on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this book for my grand daughter Scout.
    She loves to sew do all kinds of crafts and read.

    —Paula Yandell on December 15, 2017
  • This is such a deeply beautiful story:) my four and a half year old twin girls, Maeve and Lyona watch me sew all the time and help when they can:) they love to pick fabrics, hand me pins and press the scissors button on my machine:) we all would love this book!

    —Sarah on December 15, 2017
  • My great-granddaughter Kenzie who will be 6 in February. This would be a great birthday gift for her.

    —ANN on December 15, 2017
  • Thank you for the opportunity to be considered to win a copy of Nancy’s book. I would love to teach my grandson, Derek, how to sew. He often sits on my lap while I sew & is fascinated with the sewing machine.

    —Sandy Vanya on December 15, 2017
  • My grandson recently told me… ‘Gram you’re a really good sewer’ …. he’s six. I have a dream to teach fiber crafts to upcoming generations. He and his 4 year old sister would be an excellent place to start…. and what better way to instill that than with a book about a flying sewing machine!

    —Lynne on December 15, 2017
  • My two granddaughters, Ashley and Raney and their three daughters, Delilah, Lana and Avery would like to sew. All like to read also.

    —Margaret Harrington on December 15, 2017
  • My 6-year old granddaughter Astrid is very excited about learning to sew! We made trick or treat bags for her 1st grade classmates earlier this tear.

    —Beth Anderson on December 15, 2017
  • I plan to teach both my little grand daughters to sew when they’re ready…my little ones love to be read to…they would love the book

    —Carole L on December 15, 2017
  • At my kitchen table, I tutor children with learning disabilities. To get to that table, my students walk past my sewing machine, piles of fabric, and quilt projects in the process of being completed. In my experience, children with learning disabilities tend to have creative talents, and they often share their ideas for colors, accents, and arrangement of blocks. Several of them have opted to earn 2 1/2 inch squares of fabric when they use good strategies, instead of the more traditional stars or stickers. In my entryway is a bulletin board with photos of the projects they (boys AND girls) have made with their "winnings". They would love to read Nancy’s book.

    —Carol Johnson on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter make her first sewing project (a baby doll quilt) with Nana when she was 3. Now that she’s 5 and a half. I plan to get her a kid size sewing machine and teaching her to sew this summer. Winning a copy of Nancy’s book would be awesome.

    —Sharon K Simons on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter and grandson love to help me sew, especially for Christmas and Halloween and their birthdays. They would be especially delighted and inspired in reading this book, I’m sure!

    —Mary Jo D on December 15, 2017
  • My great granddaughter wants me to teach her to sew, she is 6, she will be getting a sewing machine this Christmas.

    —jean on December 15, 2017
  • I have two granddaughters I sew for, Lilly and Rosie. They would love this book! I plan to teach them how to sew when they are ready.

    —Gayle Curtis on December 15, 2017
  • We have three granddaughters who are under 3 and a grandson who is five. He has always been fascinated watching me sew and this year we made Christmas trees out of buttons. This book looks like fun for all of them.

    —Lynn Hassebroek on December 15, 2017
  • All my grandchildren, including the boys! Charlie, Emmett, Leo, and grandaughters, Eden and Devin. I helped my son-in-law make a special skirt for my daughter before they were married. So the tradition would continue!

    —Patty on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach Riley and Samantha as I did their mom. Now they love books.

    —Barbara Quincey on December 15, 2017
  • I have had a special request from a young grandson, Asa, who wishes to learn to sew and Grandma has promised that after Christmas, she will do this. Nancy’s book sounds like a wonderful springboard for this project.

    —Donna Belisle on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Emma would love this book. She loves to help me pick out fabrics and is excited about learning to sew!

    —Sharla on December 15, 2017
  • I’d love to share this with my granddaughter Cami. After two sons and a grandson I was delighted to finally get a girl. She has delighted me even more by being interested in sewing. Even asking for a play sewing machine at 4. I would love to share Nancy’s book with her.

    —Ruth Anne on December 15, 2017
  • My grandson is interested in sewing! (He’s very creative with art!)

    —MS Barb on December 15, 2017
  • My grandchildren, Téo and Freya, to share the love of creating

    —TheQuiltedDog on December 15, 2017
  • The granddaughter of a friend recently asked me to teach her how to Quilt.

    —Collette Morton on December 15, 2017
  • Aubrey and Alex, 2 adorable granddaughters, that I would love to teach to sew!!

    —Janet Leigh North on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Delaney is looking forward to a sewing lesson at Christmas.

    Kristie on December 15, 2017
  • What a precious memory of Nancy! I love that her book carries on the legacy of teaching children to sew. I love sewing with my granddaughters, Makenzie, Rylan, and soon with 3 year old Rebecca.

    —Hettie Lynn T on December 15, 2017
  • Would luv one for my granddaughter Ashlynn.

    —Sally Kasulke on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Nora loves to go to quilt stores with me. One day she was carrying around a bolt of fabric when she called to me and said "can we just buy this because we like it"! Everyone in the store started laughing and said "yes"! She is ready for the book!

    —Suzanne Tobey on December 15, 2017
  • I have four granddaughters but the two youngest are the ones I would like to teach to sew. Julia is on the autistic scale and loves to see things working and making things. Her sister Nora is so artistic at age 5 and 3/4 I would like to see her creativity with fabric. I loved watching Nancys shows. She was a great teacher

    —Barbara lotthammer on December 15, 2017
  • I can’t wait to teach my grand-daughters, Charlie and Hazel, to sew. I hope they will share the love of quilting as much as I do.

    —Denise Jewell on December 15, 2017
  • Loved the vido of Nancy’s book ,it will be on to buy list for sure.

    sharon on December 15, 2017
  • My favorite sewers: Amelia, Ellie and Addie (and Nathaniel) would love to share this story. Next to books , sewing is their favorite past-time. Grandma’s featherweight is just the right size for them to sew on too!

    —Kathy Gaines on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to have a copy to share with Ainsley, Autumn, Clara, Maddie, Lincoln, Alex, and Roger. The boys need to learn as well as the girls. My son sews as well as my daughters so I feel all of the grans need to know too. Thanks for the opportunity to win on of the books. Love that Nancy is still giving and we will always remember her. Sue

    —Sue J. H. on December 15, 2017
  • I’d love to teach all my grandkids to Sew, Toby and Zach Prahl, Fiona and Quinn Blythe. Kacie Burdette, my oldest granddaughter, has already learned to sew. My oldest grandson Caleb Fink is not interested at all!

    —Jean Blythe on December 15, 2017
  • Natalie Ann, Kristin Nicole

    —Terry L. Amato on December 15, 2017
  • Hazel Adams is 5, and we sew something together every time I go to Alaska. My last trip we made a mermaid reading ‘bag’. Nancy was my 1st sewing mentor.

    —Doris Lum on December 15, 2017
  • Jacob, McKinzie, Cassy, Nathan, Evalyn. All have helped me in the sewing room.

    —Dawn on December 15, 2017
  • I neglected to teach my daughter to sew so I would like to teach her daughter, Addison, now.
    She is 6 and loves drawing and crafting, and is learning to read at an amazing pace. I believe she would enjoy learning this skill and reading along. And, perhaps her mom can learn along with her.

    —Cher Merriman on December 15, 2017
  • I have three little grand daughters that I would love to read this book to and teach to sew. I was watching Nancy when I was a teen and still loved her show on PBS right up until she passed. Now it is sort of hard to watch the show, knowing she is gone. I would love to have her book as a fond memory of a woman who truly loved teaching others and encouraging all of us to sew.

    —Rosie Glenn on December 15, 2017
  • This looks like a fun book to get kids inspired to sew. It would be great for some of my grandkids – especially Adelynn and Hadley.

    —Debby on December 15, 2017
  • I have a granddaughter named Alia who is 4. I’ve already made her and her brother a guilt. She’ll be ready in a few years to sit with Grandma and sew. Thank you Nancy.

    —Joan Harbin on December 15, 2017
  • My two granddaughters Callee and Courtney are thrilled to be starting their sewing years.

    —Elaine Eddy on December 15, 2017
  • What a precious legacy Nancy has left us! I have many special little ones that want to sew:
    Jovie, Emma, Alexa, Scarlett, and Paislee. Jovie’s brother, Milo, has already seen many small projects. His favorite room is Mimi’s playroom.

    —Carol Campbell on December 15, 2017
  • I have only one grandchild, finley, and even though she is only 1 1/2, I fully intend to get her fully engaged in sewing when she is just a tad older. Can’t wait!

    —cindy wisherd on December 15, 2017
  • This would be perfect for my great nieces and nephews who all are very fascinated by hand sewing and sewing machines.

    —Regina Harris on December 15, 2017
  • I started teaching my granddaughter, Juliet, to sew this summer. I would love to win this book. Nancy will be sorely missed by many crafters, but most of all by her granddaughters, as she won’t be there to teach them the joy of sewing.

    —Nancy Johnson on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Aria would love this!

    —Karen Weidler on December 15, 2017
  • Our two grandaughters, Jules Marie and Jemma Ann would love this story, since their Nonna(me) loves to sew and create with fabric and threads. Ever since Jules was born, I’d take my hand work along for keeping my hands busy while she slept and during her naps I’d finish small projects that were easy to transport. When Jules was old enough to dig through my sewing basket, I’d put scraps of cottons, and felt, along with some yarn for her to play with, and also took along some notions, like round tip scissors, and a key dmc thread organizer for her to play with. Later, age three she had some pajama bottoms with a hole in the inner seam which opened up, so I went to my Bernina to stitch up the hole, and she was very curious, climbing onto my lap I scooped her up and we repaired her jammies together! I was elated. I also repaired her little kitchen apron where the binding all let loose. That was a gift apron from when she visited friends out in Washington. It was not a homemade apron. I am one of the lucky ones who was able to drive only twenty minutes away and go to Nancy’s Notions, (Beaver Dam Wisconsin) and I was fortunate to be able to meet Nancy, take classes at the warehouse and store, and I also was lucky to meet Nancy!! I can also relate to Nancy with grand daughters, and also share a common bond, as I found out this July, I too have cancer. I’d love to win the book for my grand babies. thank you for the opportunity.

    Thank you for sharing your story, Kim – all best wishes to you from us. –Jenny

    —Kim Marie on December 15, 2017
  • My grandson AJ just said he wanted to learn to sew. When he was younger, he named me "Super Sewer" as a super hero. I make quilts for Foster Children and he loves that I do that. I loved Nancy Zieman and would love to have the book. She was a wonderful person.

    —Kay Menefee on December 15, 2017
  • Grandaughers Maxie, Molly & Charlotte are ready & eager to help sew.

    Karen Y

    —Karen Young on December 15, 2017
  • I have 6 grandchildren that I would love to sew with. Watching the video, tells me I need to retire and spend time with Braelynn, Alexa, Tristyn, Nate, Maddy & Sadie.

    —June Perreault on December 15, 2017
  • Josefa has been sitting on my lap, learning to sew. We would love a book to read.

    —Ellen Wood Lessmann on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to share this book with both of my grand daughters, Kaia and Brenna. They are avid readers, but also enjoy creating and designing. I have taught my daughters to sew and want to share this love with the next generation.

    —Chris on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Ella and grandson Isaiah are my precious little ones. Though at the ages of 9 and 12, they aren’t so little anymore. I do hope they and more young people are encouraged to learn the love of sewing and how it can become such a natural and creative part of them and who they are!

    —Kaye on December 15, 2017
  • Hannah!

    —Susan Burhans on December 15, 2017
  • My great-nieces Ally, Lily, Maddie, and Willow.

    —Melissa McCullough on December 15, 2017
  • I would so love to teach my Grand Daughters, Kailyn and Schatzi and my Great Grand Daughter DanniMae (she is only a year old right now) to sew. And Nancy’s book would be so wonderful.

    —Suzanne Wilders on December 15, 2017
  • What a sweet video and book and a touching memory of Nancy for her family and fans. My grandsons (8 and 4) and granddaughter (8) are all interested in different aspects of sewing, and I hope to work on some little projects with them.

    —Barbara M. on December 15, 2017
  • My daughters – Kelly and Kathy and my only granddaughter, Kylee. These would be wonderful gifts to these young ladies who are only now beginning to be interested in sewing. Thank you.

    —Lillian K on December 15, 2017
  • I have 2 granddaughters who love my sewing room and are sew curious about what I do there. One has made a doll pillow and blanket.

    —Lisa clark on December 15, 2017
  • Yet another Nancy legacy. I share by love of sewing and quilting with my two grands – Noel and Lydia.

    —Lin Sheppard on December 15, 2017
  • My 2 granddaughters Tyla and Amy love to play with fabric in my sewing room. Grandson Daniel is also showing great interest too. I would love to win this book to share and teach them. Thank you for the chance.

    —Carolyn on December 15, 2017
  • I have two grandsons & a granddaughter. I would love to have the book for them!

    —Louise Meacher on December 15, 2017
  • One of my grandsons loves to see what I’m sewing and gives his opinion (and he’s only 6). I would love to teach him and my step-granddaughter how fun and satisfying sewing can be. Darling book to take them on their journey.

    —Marie Eddins on December 15, 2017
  • I have already begun teaching my 4.5 year old son Carter how to sew. He has made a little blanket for his bear. I would love to read this book with him and continue his excitement around sewing!

    —Jessica Morozoff on December 15, 2017
  • I recently had my 5 year old Granddaughter Katie, who lives in Arizona come and stay for her first visit by herself at Grandma & Grandpa’s in Missouri. We had a great time and We sewed our first project together (A Pebbles Flintstone pillow Doll). We made it together on My Mother’s sewing Machine (Great Grandma is no longer with us, but she was a still a part of that first sewing experience that way). She had fun sewing and putting in the stuffing and She loves to read, so I think Grandma will have to get her this Book.

    —Patty P on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter is 6 and I haven’t yet seen any interest in sewing for her; but might be because I never sew when others are around. I would love to win a copy of this book to share with her. She is actually, quite a good reader, and she could read it to me!!

    —Nancy on December 15, 2017
  • I just started teaching a 6 year girl that I babysit to sew.
    She designed, machine pieced and ironed a quilt for her baby doll.
    (with my guidance). She LOVED it. This book would be perfect!

    —laura on December 15, 2017
  • Leo would like to learn next summer.

    —Phyllis on December 15, 2017
  • I love to sew and shown my own children how. they all made a small quilt when they were around age 9 and 10. My daughter won a ribbon at our local fare, and my son donated his to children’s hospital. both were very proud and of course I was also. I now have 2 grandchildren that love to explore in the world of art and am looking forward to the day when I can share with them my love for sewing. they are a bit young right now, but it wont be long and they will be in grandmas sewing room creating some magic.

    —Donna on December 15, 2017
  • Only one of my ten grandchildren has shown an interest in sewing, but maybe I can get a few more to take up the needle and thread with the book.

    —Judy Purcell on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to share this with my grandchildren. Evelyn and Charlotte have been asking to learn. Thanks so much from Canada

    —Peggy Watson on December 15, 2017
  • Love to win this in the hope I could convince at least one of my granddaughters to quilt. I failed with my 3 daughters.

    —Kathi on December 15, 2017
  • My little niece Anya

    Rachel Singh on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to share this book with my great-nieces and great-nephew.

    —Julie in GA on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach my 3 grandchildren , Maison, Sianna, and Sydney, to sew. It has brought me lifelong happiness.

    —Carol Muller on December 15, 2017
  • I’ve taught prior granddaughters, and now I have another young one. She’s eager to learn.

    —Kathie L on December 15, 2017
  • My great nieces Cate & Chloe. Their grandma Lorilynn (my sister) was a quilter who got her wings before they were born. She would be so pleased if we could share the love of sewing with them.

    —Deb Seward on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Victoria is very creative she loves to draw, paint and does a lot of crafty things. I would love for her to sew and we could work on projects together she had shown some interest but always changes her mind. This book might be fun for her.

    —Linda on December 15, 2017
  • I think this would help inspire my grandchildren to sew.

    —Annette on December 15, 2017
  • I taught my daughter, Heather, to sew begining at age 5 with a stuffed kitty. She even hand sewed the opening closed after stuffing it, while in kindergarten. I look forward to teaching grandchildren to sew as my grandmother taught me at age 10. I don’t have grandchildren yet but I’d love to read the book myself. I’m a big advocate of reading.

    —Karen on December 15, 2017
  • I gave my granddaughter, Grier, her first sewing machine when she was four years old. She has made pillowcases, snack bags and a makeup pouch for her teacher. Not bad for a now, six year old!

    —Pamela Blessman on December 15, 2017
  • Sue and Sam and Abby … it’s their turn! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    —bookboxer on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to read this to my grandchildren – Sophia, Savannah, Harley and Jonathan who have all made a pillowcase. Thank you!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on December 15, 2017
  • I once tried to teach my daughter to sew. I have to admit, it did not go as well as I hoped. It just wasn’t her thing. Now I have a sweet wonderful granddaughter that I would love to share my joy of sewing with. Her name is Kyra. She is such a blessing! I believe it is worth trying again.

    —Karen S Parot on December 15, 2017
  • What a wonderful book to share. After 2 sons and 1 grandson, I finally have a granddaughter named Caitlin and I hope to share my love of sewing with her!

    —Diane on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, age 6, told her mother that she wanted to learn to sew llike Grandma. Guess what she is getting for Christmas! ; )

    —Sandy Myers on December 15, 2017
  • I would enjoy sharing this with my 3 youngest granddaughters.

    —Myra Henry on December 15, 2017
  • My 5 year old great grand daughter Marvel Elenore has been asking to learn to sew and would love this book. For her birthday I made her some sewing cards to learn hand stitching.

    —Vickie Keith on December 15, 2017
  • I would like my granddaughter, Henley, to learn how to sew.

    —Cindy Garaas on December 15, 2017
  • I have a couple of young girls on my street, and I just know that they would LOVE to sew with their Moms and me.

    Gail G on December 15, 2017
  • My son insisted on hand sewing and counted cross stitch as his outlets for creativity. The girls watched 🙂 But at least two of my eight grandchildren have requested sewing time. Special with the oldest to make a horse wall hanging together for 14th birthday. And the second on her 12th was to cut out a skirt pattern that she had picked out and chosen the four fabrics to go together. The sewing became mine but she wore that skirt right away when received.

    —Esther on December 15, 2017
  • Spanning generations, my daughters Angela and Heidi, and granddaughters, Ashley and Abby. The ultimate goal is to get them all quilting eventually.

    I am so sad about Nancy’s passing and still have some of her shows recorded to watch and learn from. She will be missed! ❤️

    Jane @ Handiworking on December 15, 2017
  • I sadly don’t have any little ones around to work with, but I’d donate these to the library and a church sewing program we have. Man, it’s hard to type, I still get teary-eyed when I read about Nancy. She was such a big part of my creative life for so many years, and it breaks my heart to think about her being gone. Her legacy continues, though.

    —Laura B. on December 15, 2017
  • My two oldest granddaughters had no interest in learning to sew. I’m hoping that will change with my third granddaughter, Paige Elizabeth. She is 5, the perfect age for a copy of Nancy’s wonderful book. I loved watching Sewing with Nany since her sewing series began. She will be very missed, but she left the world a beautiful legacy.

    —Susan Bryant on December 15, 2017
  • I’m planning to start my 6 year old granddaughter, Peyton, sewing with me. She already likes to "embellish" my orphan blocks with things she finds in my sewing room. I failed with my two daughters and Peyton seems interested so now is the time to pass this art along. I’d love to have this book to start the process.

    —Gloria Albright on December 15, 2017
  • Finn, Chloe, Koda, Lola, and Ivan. Sewing is a wonderful gift and important life skill.

    —Mindy on December 15, 2017
  • I have four granddaughters and a grandson – Haven, Madison, Penelope, Morgan and Calvin. They know grandma makes quilts and craft items. A couple have asked to teach them to sew.

    —Paulette Petro on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Hazel is only 4 but we are already learning about quilts with scraps of fabric and she has her own pretend machine like Grammy! Love that I can share my love of sewing and creating with her!

    —Barb S on December 15, 2017
  • Taylor, Megan and Sarah.

    —Ruth on December 15, 2017
  • Sienna and Reece…this one’s for you!

    —Sylvia B on December 15, 2017
  • This book looks lovely. I like being able to share what I love t do with children. I find unused sewing machine s at garage sales to give to children. It’s really neat to see how it opens new doors for them.

    —Julia Stavran on December 15, 2017
  • My beautiful great niece Georgia has been to my house twice now to learn to see. She’s 8. She getting a sewing machine from me for Christmas this year.

    —Marcia on December 15, 2017
  • All of my three grandsons sew – Cal and Finn, the two eldest, have even designed their own projects and Roan, who is two and a half, loves playing with the threads, choosing the colour and pattern and pushing the blue button to sew the pattern.

    —HeLen Lawrie on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to share this book with my great-niece, Tempe, who is learning to sew with her grandmother. I would love to also share this book with my son, Joe, and grandson, Jamal, who I have taught to sew while making a quilt.

    —Linda on December 15, 2017
  • Teaching my dear grand daughters to quilt. Elizabeth has already made a small quilt and is making a quilt for her new puppy.

    Linda JACKSON on December 15, 2017
  • Nancy was amazing and still is. Chloe is my little person whom I’d love to get sewing.

    —kim kerschl on December 15, 2017
  • made the angels bless and welcome Nancy and the family pray for strength I have 2 small grand daughters amya 8 and antoniette 6 I have been working with them to sew by hand and machine they have made their own pillow cases. My prayers go out to the family.

    —lorey byrne on December 15, 2017
  • My 5 year-old granddaughter London is ready to learn to sew. I missed teaching her two older sisters and don’t want to let her get through my fingers.

    —Bertha Mallard on December 15, 2017
  • I look forward to teaching my grandchildren Finlay and Darcy the joy of sewing ❤️👍😀

    —Vivienne Franklin on December 15, 2017
  • I have 8 year old twin grandchildren and hope to pass on the legacy.

    —Rosemary on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Olivia. When in a quilt shop with me when she was 3 she went stright to a jelly roll of the most beautiful colors, except it wasn’t the one I needed at the time. Regardless of where we went in the store, she would find her way back to the display and get that same jelly roll. She loves watching her mom and me sew and put quilts together. This book would be a fun and lovely way to teach her to love sewing.

    —Virgie Viverette on December 15, 2017
  • I was so heartbroken hearing of Nancy’s passing. She left a beautiful legacy. This book looks wonderful! I love teaching my kiddos to sew. My 7 year old old loves sewing the most! She made her first quilt last year and gave it to her little sister for Christmas. It was the sweetest.

    Erin on December 15, 2017
  • Who else but Nancy Z. could have created this wonder? I hope to teach my granddaughter Madalina to sew someday.

    —Jan Andrews on December 15, 2017
  • Claire Grace E – I can’t wait to share this book with you! You’ve already started on a wonderful journey with your sewing machine and I can’t wait for the day when you make your own prom dress! Nana

    —Judy A on December 15, 2017
  • I hope my granddaughter finds joy and peace in sewing as I have all my life.

    —Ever McEntee on December 15, 2017
  • My 8 yr old Grandson – he has 3 kitties that need blankets!

    —Kathlyn on December 15, 2017
  • I have been teaching my grandchildren to sew. Sarah the youngest is 9, Caleb is 12 and Amy is 14. Amy is the most interested and has pieced a wall hanging and quilted it on my mid-arm. They have made mug rugs and pillow cases as well. I like the looks of Nancy’s book. It seems delightful.

    —Jan on December 15, 2017
  • My grandson Mason’s mom is a sewer / quilter, and he already "helps" her with her quilting – and he LOVES books! This would be perfect for him!

    Jannette B. on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win a book to use with my newest sewing 4-Her who is 8. Her name is Madi. I had her dad in 4-H too. That’s what you get when you’ve been a leader for 49 years.

    —Nancy Drake on December 15, 2017
  • I have some great nieces that I would love to teach sewing to.

    —Judy on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters, Kaitlyn & Kianna, are showing a strong interest in wanting to learn to sew. I can’t wait to spend some quality time with them to get them started!!

    —Gale Daley on December 15, 2017
  • Love the thought of this lovely book. Sewing and needle crafts have been my passion. I would be so happy if one of these girls discovers the joy of sewing. My youngest granddaughters, Ariella, Ruth and Sara. Also a great granddaughter, Anniston.

    —Penelope Nieznanski on December 15, 2017
  • Grandkids, Shawn, Zack and Kaelynn.

    —Jane Busby on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Grace, is seven now, and I would love love to teach her to sew! She’s a bundle of fun, and the recipient of the first quilt that I ever made! I think we would have a blast creating something together!

    —Amy on December 15, 2017
  • My nieces Darcy, Dena, Camra, And Sage would love this book. And that would leave one book for the next niece coming along. Wonderful idea from Nancy Zieman.

    —Dianna Jenkins on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Arya, she is only 11 months old but loves to sit at the sewing machine and watch the needle!

    —Dwana Zahn on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Eleanor is now 7 months old, but I hope, will one day enjoy sewing and other crafts with her grandmother.

    —Sue on December 15, 2017
  • My Granddaughter Emma is 10 and starting to Sew a little. Would love to read this book together.

    —Pam Petersen on December 15, 2017
  • I have a sweet great niece that I plan to teach to sew in a few years. She’s just a toddler now.

    —Joye on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter is 6 years old and called Peyton. We love doing something creative together.

    —Mandy Adams on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach Morgan and Audrey to sew.

    —Jill Hicks on December 15, 2017
  • My sister’s grandkids, 10 yo Miller and 7 yo Isla are learning to sew, my sister and I tag-teaming with them. They are excited and impatient but we’really all having fun!

    —Dawn Barach on December 15, 2017
  • Chyler Harrison and Madisen Kleppe

    —Deborah Havrrison on December 15, 2017
  • Love this legacy from Nancy; it made me cry for missing my tv great friend.

    —Deborah Havrrison on December 15, 2017
  • My great grandsons Sean, Ciaran and Calib..They have been bought a little sewing machine fir Christmas but they don’t know yet 😀

    —Marie Tinman on December 15, 2017
  • Granddaughters, Vivie, Cora, and Miley.This looks like a fun book for the kids.

    —Kim M. on December 15, 2017
  • Oh, Nancy is so missed!
    I am teaching my grandchild Daisy how to sew on my large machine. Daisy is 8 and has already made mug rugs for her teachers. She loves using my machine and although it takes up a lot of my time to supervise for safety reasons, it is fun to see her get excited about sewing.

    —Linda on December 15, 2017
  • Noelle is only 3, but she is already fascinated with the sewing machine!

    —cindy Gilbrough on December 15, 2017
  • Hannah, Emalei, Morgan my three granddaughters.

    —Becky Whitehead on December 15, 2017
  • My daughter and I started having a sew day on Thursdays when time permits this year and my granddaughter (Tymber-age 4) comes with her mom. After hanging out in the sewing room with us, she decided she too wanted to make a quilt and so with our help and the leftovers from a string quilt we made for a donation, she recently finished her 1st quilt and is giving it to her newborn sister. She is really proud of herself and is eyeing my bright fabrics for her second quilt-which she wants for her bed. I think we got her hooked!!

    —Cindy on December 15, 2017
  • Yes! Anna, my goddaughter and her sister Miriam.

    —Linda M on December 15, 2017
  • Myra Rose is too young right now but I would certainly hope we can work on quilts together in the future. Nancy’s book sounds like a great way to nurture interest in quilting.

    —Rose Haury on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter isn’t named yet, maybe Charlotte or Ellie, she is due May 4th, 2018. Her baby shower is a book theme so this would be a fun addition to her library

    —Jennifer on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Nevaeh, is the one most likely to inherit my love of sewing. At 7, she has already pieced a small quilt top and is now hooked!

    —Jane Charnley on December 15, 2017
  • I have spent some time teaching my granddaughters Ari, Taylor, and Gabbie to sew!! Gabbie is the one who will probably do the most with her sewing skills. All have lots to learn, but Gabbie is the most interested!

    —Katherine Parish on December 15, 2017
  • GRAND DAUGHTERS MAKENZIE, MADELYNN, AND HANNAH, AND GRANDSON JACKSON ALL ENJOY HELPING AT THE SEWING AND EMBROIDERY MACHINES.

    —RITA BERGMAN on December 15, 2017
  • What a wonderful gift this would be! I’ve followed nancy zieman for years and was saddened to hear she had passed. Thank you for the opportunity to share this with my grandchildren!

    —Nancy L Eriksen on December 15, 2017
  • Ryanne who somehow keeps getting me to do most the sewing for her.

    —Celeste on December 15, 2017
  • I have two great nieces that I will be looking for Nancy’s book to give them. We live 22 hours from and only get to see them once a year. Their grandma wll hopefully teach them.

    —Sharleen Nichols on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach Ivy and Augi to sew. Already had one sewing session with Ivy, age 3. She seemed to enjoy the time; I know I did.

    —Nicole M on December 15, 2017
  • I would be delighted to share this lovely book with my granddaughter Olivia who turns 6 tomorrow. She and her brother were recently adopted into our family from the foster care system. The first thing I did when I learned that the adoption was finalized was to make them their own quilts. Olivia wanted to choose the buttons I used to decorate the quilt, and was fascinated with the entire process of assembling and quilting her special quilt.
    Thank you and Happy Holidays.

    —Laurel Smith on December 15, 2017
  • I am a former home economics teacher, girl scout leader,and 4-H leader. I am also a Mom. I have taught all ages of kids how to sew; both girls and boys. It is extremely rewarding as well a lot of fun.

    —Maureen Klebe on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Tillie, is nine now–we sewed a doll quilt together when she was seven–she has a current project sewing when she comes to visit and would enjoy learning more.

    —Barb K. on December 15, 2017
  • I have 2 Grand children MIa age 5yrs and Jake 3 yrs. They know I sew things for them. Halloween outfits, purses, bags, quilts, PJs, etc. They know how I enjoy sewing and have them help pick out what colors they like for something. I am hoping to teach them the joy of sewing someday too. I was lucky to have attended classes done by Nancy. She was a very good teacher and had a great way of sharing about a subject and make it interesting.
    She will be missed and glad we were lucky to have her share with us her love of sewing. Thank you, Denise

    —DENISE on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Grayson Elaine, is so enthused about sewing. She is getting her FIRST sewing machine for Christmas this year. This would be such an honor to present Nancy’s book to her. Thank you for the opportunity !

    —Valerie on December 15, 2017
  • I would ove to teach my granddaughter Alyssa to quilt and sew. I also have a niece,Grace, that may be intereste.

    —Susan on December 15, 2017
  • I’m giving my granddaughter, Zoe, a small Singer for Christmas and would love to have the book to go with it. She is a delightful person, very interested in cosplay and has been doing her sewing by hand.

    —Janet on December 15, 2017
  • I would like to teach my 3 grandchildren, Alex, Jimmy and Sophia. So far only Jimmy has shown an interest in what I am doing, but he is only 4 so I need to wait a bit until I’m sure he will be safe with the sewing machine.

    —Linda N on December 15, 2017
  • I have 4 grand daughters that are ready to learn. Leah, Elise, Claire and Stella.

    —Rita Nichols on December 15, 2017
  • I want to teach my grandchildren to quilt. Zoe (5) and Kaitlyn (7). They have been getting quilts for their birthdays and want to learn how to make their own!

    —Sue H on December 15, 2017
  • Plan to teach my grand daughter Mabel how to sew.

    —Sue on December 15, 2017
  • I would love for my twin granddaughters, Hannah and Lily. to learn how to sew and quilt!

    —Mary on December 15, 2017
  • I have two young granddaughters who are showing creative tendencies who would love to learn how to sew. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Martha Cook on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters Dawn, Nicole, Dawn and Elizabeth-would love to teach them to sew!

    —Becky Bynum on December 15, 2017
  • I grew up watching Nancy on IPTV Iowa Public Television on Saturday afternoons. I’m sad to hear she has passed away. My daughter Lily is learning to sew. She proudly tells others that SHE made the projects!

    —Janet L. Weber on December 15, 2017
  • I taught my daughter to sew and quilt years ago and am happy that she now has a little girl, Leslie, with whom we will share our love of sewing. My other granddaughter, Sophia, is still young too but has showed an interest in fabrics and always says "Lets sew Nana, not Papa".

    —Elaine on December 15, 2017
  • I have 7 great nieces/nephews who love that their Aunt Nancy sews things for them. Several of them want me to show them how to do it(the eldest is learning how to make a pillow). My first grandchild is on the way. I can’t wait for the day I get to teach him/her how to sew!

    —Nancy on December 15, 2017
  • My 4 1/2 year old granddaughter, Keegan, has already begun sewing on my lap. She picked up how to program different stitches amazingly fast. I have a machine ready for her and am looking forward to working together in the future.

    —ADK Kate on December 15, 2017
  • Granddaughrers Cydnee and Gracelyn would love a copy of the book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Jane on December 15, 2017
  • I would share with my granddaughters Emmie, Stella and Alexis. This past summer Emmie sewed her first pillowcase with Grandma’s help!

    —Pam on December 15, 2017
  • Both my granddaughters would love to learn to see, their names are Alena and Adelia…..thank you!

    —beverly on December 15, 2017
  • I would be so pleased to obtain a free copy of Nancy’s book! I have a seven yr. old great grand daughter who wants to learn how to sew and quilt! She’s been asking for a few years, but earlier had no attention span. She’s ready and willing now, and I think she will succeed with the proper teaching aides! Brenda King, Bend, Oregon

    —Brenda King on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Julia, has been asking to learn to sew. She’s 8 and eager to get started. Thank you for this great opportunity to get her started.

    —Tracey on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to win this lovely final sweet gift from Nancy to share with my granddaughters Melody and Caitlyn.

    —Janice Hixon on December 15, 2017
  • Four grandkids wanting to learn to sew: Jordan, Mikaela, Avery and MaKenna.

    —Pat Mitchell on December 15, 2017
  • Miss J and Miss K are just the right age for this program. We do a bit of stitching; but this would really be helpful!!

    —Terry on December 15, 2017
  • Someday I would love to teach my granddaughter, Lily, to sew. That and baking cookies are two of the things I am looking forward to doing with this granddaughter and another grandchildren that I may have.

    —Susan Powell on December 15, 2017
  • I have a step-granddaughter Olivia whom I would love to teach how to sew!

    —Dottie Macomber on December 15, 2017
  • Yes, 2 boys and 3 girls , ages 8-10. I’m preparing a sewing tool kit for each one at the moment. Thankyou Nancy, you’re a legend .I’m grateful to have learned from you and shared your great state of Wisconsin:)

    —Diane Beavers on December 15, 2017
  • Oh what a blessing Nancy has been to our sewing world and will continue to be, I have two granddaughters I live to teach about sewing, Lily and Indiana…….rest gently Nancy…😇😇😇😇

    —Noelene Winter on December 15, 2017
  • I have a great-niece who would enjoy the book and I would love to teach her to sew. I taught her mom at the same age, and she still sews, too.

    —Maryellen on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Catherine, is 8 and I am wanting her to learn to sew earlier than me which was 16. She loves other crafts so hopeful she will love to sew! Thank you.

    —Margie on December 15, 2017
  • mis nietas son agus y lulu y me encantaria que aprendiesen a coser,de hecho un poco lo hacen,todavia son muy pequeñas ,pero la maquina de coser les facina.

    Translation: my granddaughters are agus and lulu and I would love them to learn how to sew, in fact they do it a little, they are still very small, but the sewing machine facinates them.

    —silvia herman on December 15, 2017
  • My grandson Bentley loves to play in my sewing room while I work. Loves his quilts. Hope his new sister Karoline will too

    —Joyce B on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters, Lauren and Emma Margaret. Lauren is almost 4, her mother and I quilt, she wants to"work" like we do.

    —Pat Schroeder on December 15, 2017
  • I just bought sewing machines for my two 10 year old Granddaughters for Christmas! They have both had fun playing with mine! I am so excited to finally give them their own so that they can begin their sewing journey. Kaelyn and Lexie will enjoy reading these sweet new books!

    —Katherine Kiker on December 15, 2017
  • Gaby, 7 would like to learn to sew and appreciates grandma’s quilts.

    —Ann R on December 15, 2017
  • My grandkids, Colin and Maddie!

    —Cindy Weeks on December 15, 2017
  • I have two grandsons that I have been sewing for. They are 2 and 4 years of age. For our summer vacation together I made a quilt that they have to share. It has three panels sew together of a construction, City, and Train panels with roads and tracks. They love running their cars and trains on it. The backing also has cars and motorbikes on it. So each time we visit them or they visit us them they chose a car and get their name and date written on that item. I even made their hand print on it. For Christmas I made each of them an apron. Can’t start them to young. Merry Christmas to all.

    —Rita S on December 15, 2017
  • I’d love to teach my two oldest grandchildren to sew. One of them is an artist and the other isa mechanic.

    —Mary Hawthorne on December 15, 2017
  • My niece Brynn is 6 and she had been constantly asking me to teach her how to sew. Im a quilter so she sees all that i do. So I purchased a small inexpensive sewing machine for Christmas to get her started.

    —Linda Cruse on December 15, 2017
  • Amanda Laura and little Mia lou

    —Betsy on December 15, 2017
  • My two honorary nieces/youngest BFF’s, Summer and Kara. I handed each of them a needle, yarn and a plastic canvas star to start practice last year and I am ready to teach them more!

    —Cammy W. on December 15, 2017
  • I have 5 grand daughters ages 3 months to 11! & one got a sewing machine for her birthday. I am planning to teach her to sew. I hope the others will learn also.
    AnnMarie
    Sarah Catherine
    Mary Claire
    Heidi
    Dru

    —Deborah Jurgensen on December 15, 2017
  • I would like to teach my 18 yr old and my soon to be 7 yr old granddaughter how to sew. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Nancy was amazing and is sew missed.

    —Renea on December 15, 2017
  • I’m planning to teach my granddaughter, Nadia, to sew on the machine I bought my son when he turned 8.

    Marti Dyer-Allison on December 15, 2017
  • I was very sorry to hear about Nancy. Her program was the first one I ever watched. It was when my children were 4, 2, and one yet to be. I learned so very much from her. Now I am a grandmother of a 2 year old. When Georgia is here to visit she loves to sit on my lap while I sew. I would love to have this book for her. And to give to my daughter who is a librarian for our school system.

    Sewing has been a solace to me. I want to pass it on.

    —Maclary on December 15, 2017
  • I don’t have small children, but this book would be great book in the local school for many young ones.

    —Linda Christianson on December 15, 2017
  • I was mending my daughter’s jeans and while doing so, my granddaughter, Nora, was watching me and asked if she could do it too. She wanted to keep the leader and ender she saw on my sewing table because she liked the stitches on it. She told me she liked the way it looks. So . . . . she sat down and very gently put her hands on the piece of fabric I put in the machine for her to see what it feels like. I used the foot pedal and she was so
    delighted to "be sewing"!! She is 6 years old.

    —Barbara on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Miya Grace is 5. She loves for me to see things for her and her babies.

    —Nancy Barnes on December 15, 2017
  • I would like to enter the names of my great granddaughters:
    Isabella Berry
    London Zartman

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy Zieman.
    She was a great lady of the sewing world. Phyllis Green

    Phyllis Green on December 15, 2017
  • Tenho 5 netas, e todas gostam de costurar.Elas tem de 3 a 16 anos, e esse livro seria MUITO bem apreciado, e aproveitado!

    Translation: I have 5 granddaughters, and they all like to sew. They are 3 to 16 years old, and this book would be VERY well appreciated, and enjoyed!

    —Eva Kampi on December 15, 2017
  • My 5 year old granddaughter and I completed the row by row quilt this past summer. She pushed the fabric through, pressed the seams, and cut the threads. She was so excited to be making a quilt with grandma! When it was finished she decided to give it to her 3 year old sister! She is a very lovable, caring child.

    —Nancy Zelenka on December 15, 2017
  • I have two great nieces that lost there father this year the are only 6 and8 and need some extra loving.
    Albre and Breann

    —MaryAnn Premoe on December 15, 2017
  • Last summer I spent time teaching my friend’s two girls, Morgan 10 and Mollie 7 to sew, they made matching aprons and were excited to wear them.
    They would love this book. I have so many of Nancy’s books, she was a great teacher.

    Peggy S on December 15, 2017
  • I want to teach my granddaughters, Olivia and Finleigh, to sew. The interest is there, I’ve always let them play with my fabric, they are fascinated by watching me. We’ve just taken the initial steps of letting them guide fabric under the needle. So far they push, pull, or let it go wild. They’ll get there.

    —Lynn D in NC on December 15, 2017
  • Corissa, Christopher, Zoya, Audrey and Emilia.

    —Barbara on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach my granddaughter, Lucy, to sew. I think she would enjoy it very much. She loves to do crafts.

    —Angela Bowling on December 15, 2017
  • I started to teach my oldest granddaughter (Lilly age 8) to sew this past summer and think this is a fabulous idea to dig deeper her interest especially from such a talented renown personality!! Her younger sister will be 5 in March and loves to be in the sewing room …future seamstresses 🎀

    Brenda Scheidt on December 15, 2017
  • I would like to teach my niece, Ellie to sew.

    —Elizabeth Olson on December 15, 2017
  • Isla nd Haley our 2 granddaughters.

    —Karen on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach my great-granddaughter Riley to sew.

    —Evelyn Pendleton on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Adeline is 8 and has been asking me to let her sew on my machines but she just likes running the machine and not taking time to learn how to get to that point!

    Carole Vrshek on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Kyra, watched as I made her quilt. She started to sew when she was 4. I used a paper plate and a big plastic needle. Now I would like to teach her to use a sewing machine.

    —Terri D'Ambrosio on December 15, 2017
  • I would love a copy of Nancy’s book The Flying Sewing Machine to share with my four granddaughters and one of my grandsons who wants me to teach him how to sew.

    —Kathy on December 15, 2017
  • Would love to teach my granddaughters how to sew just like my money taught me so many years ago. I watched Nancy and learned so much. Will miss her.

    —Marcia Nicholson on December 15, 2017
  • I have been teaching 2 young girls to sew. We started by letting them sew on the lines of graph paper. Helped them sew straight, see 1/4″ seams and control speed. Heading to spend a few days with my granddaughter, give to her a Christmas present of a sewing machine, sewing kit, notebook of patterns and a couple of days of instruction. Can’t wait!

    —Sue McKenzie on December 15, 2017
  • I have two Grandsons who ask to sew when they come to Grandmas. Finn and Nathaniel have made pencil cases and cloth backpacks for their teddy bears. They would love this book and my condolences to Nancy’s family. She has left a wonderful legacy.

    —Debra Mantha on December 15, 2017
  • I am already teaching my 8 year old granddaughter, Allison, to sew. She loves it. Her 6 year old sister, Kaitlyn, is ready to learn too. They would really enjoy this book.

    —glenda henry on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Madigan is a little older, but she has shown interest in sewing for the last 4 years. Last year I gave her a sewing basket filled with sewing goodies and fabric, and this year she is getting her first sewing machine, a simple Brother.

    —Linda Taylor on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Nina. She wants to "make things" along with me.

    —Pearl on December 15, 2017
  • I would love this book to be read to my grandchildren, Oliver, Willa, Marlow and Rita. 5 year old Oliver is ready to be taught to be sewn and I am not sure of where to start.

    Thank you
    Debbie

    —Debbie Evans on December 15, 2017
  • I have a granddaughter 9, and a grandson 7, who both would love to learn, I think. They like to cook, and do anything with me.I just wish I could see them more often. And their mom is an elementary school teacher, so she could share the book with her class.

    —Madeline Wallace on December 15, 2017
  • My 2 sweet granddaughters, Ms. Kinley & Ms. Brynn…would love this special book.♥️

    —Carolyn on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters Ciara and Olivia Orobono who are 5 and 2 would love to read Nancy’s book. I can’t wait to teach them the Joy of sewing. Thanks

    Gramma Donna

    —Donna Kramp on December 15, 2017
  • Mia, Zoe, Tillie, Ruby

    —Mary Schramm on December 15, 2017
  • My grand-daughter Lana Norman is 6yrs old next March and loves to come into my sewing room to watch as the magic happens. We are just embarking on her first sewing sessions.

    —Carol-Ann Norman on December 15, 2017
  • I am very sadden by Nancy’s passing! She will be missed. She was a very giod teacher, very easy to learn from. We waited 15 years for grandkids and now are blessed with a grandson 7, and a granddaughter who is 4. Our love and best wishes go out to her family.

    Annette Tarasoff on December 15, 2017
  • I too am heartbroken that we lost Nancy. She has left a mark on my sewing hobby. I stared every weekday while getting ready to go to work watching "Sewing With Nancy" on our local public broadcasting channel. I have many nieces ranging in age from 9 to 15 that are sewing thanks to my mom and Nancy. Any one of them would enjoy the book as well as I.

    —Phyllis Kundrick on December 15, 2017
  • I have 3 great-granddaughters,Jordyn, Logan, and Karlee. They are always curious when I am working in my sewing room. I would love to teach them how to create with fabric.

    —Sharon Erickson on December 15, 2017
  • Thanks to Nancy, I enjoy using my sewing machine to create everything from scarfs and pillowcases to patchwork/pieced quilts. My grand-niece Elizabeth M. is eager to learn how to sew. I purchased her an age appropriate sewing machine and together we are enjoying making projects that interest her: book marks, pillows for her dolls, etc. I’d love to sit with her and enjoy Nancy’s book.

    —Lynda Duplissea on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters, Emma and Addy, love to sew with me.

    —Peggy Van Domelen on December 15, 2017
  • I would love to teach my granddaughters, Kenzie and Piper, ages 7 and 6 to sew. They love creating things and this would be great for them.

    —Jean Gerretsen on December 15, 2017
  • How Wonderful!! I remember watching Nancy growing up and now being able to share Nancy with my grandson warms my heart! My grandson has been going with me to classes, Row by Row searches and to my sewing group for a few years. He even has his own stash! I’d love to win Nancy’s book for him!

    Awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

    —usairdoll on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Ruth, would love this book…I’m hoping to share my love if sewing with her soon.

    —Barbara Howard on December 15, 2017
  • I have the joy of sewing with my daughter. It is so much fun to be able to watch her sew for herself and for others in the family!

    —Kimberly on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters, Lila and Sadie, are already hooked on sewing. Just hope I can get them going further since I live 2 hours away.

    —Linda on December 15, 2017
  • I have already been sewing with all four of my grandchildren. They were 3,5,7 & 9 the summer before last and we made purses and pillows that they each designed. We even made a cat purse where the mouth opened into a secret pocket. It was all great fun. One granddaughter likes to design incredible things but doesn’t have the patience to sew it all. The next will sit at the machine all day if you let her. Each one is so different. It is such fun. I’d love to have this book to read to each of them while they are here for their week alone at Grandma’s.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on December 15, 2017
  • The sewing bug somehow missed my daughters, but I hope it bites my grandchildren, Devan and James. They’d love the book, too.

    —Jody on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughters Sadie and Harper are learning to sew. Sadie loves to stuff pillows after we have stitched them together. Harper is younger and she asks alot of questions about sewing. She would like me to make all of the princess gowns for her

    —Patti Phillips on December 15, 2017
  • My cousin Kendall just got her sewing space and sewing machine

    —Julia on December 15, 2017
  • I have a great grandson Waylon I would love to introduce to sewing and quilting! What a nice legacy from Nancy

    —Pam Reim on December 15, 2017
  • McKinsay Joy loves to help in my sewing room and can operate my Babylock already. She would love to learn how to sew!!

    —Diane Vena on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Paige has been sewing with me since she was 3 – she’s 6 now and would just love this book. Together we have made everything from a bookmark to a dress and with each project she becomes more confident. Her sense of colour and patterns that go together is amazing!

    —Maggie Marlow on December 15, 2017
  • My Granddaughters Annabelle and Madison are so interested in sewing and occasionally so are their brothers… but only as long as they can sit still.

    —Dianna Booth on December 15, 2017
  • To win this book for two really lovely young girls would be so wonderful.
    Nancy was such an institution to the sewing world and it’s so great that she had the insight to design and produce this great memory of her and to promote the learning of sewing to young children. She will live on and continue to give us the desire to learn more.

    I wish her family the best during this time of sadness.

    —Barbara Dolan on December 15, 2017
  • My grandchildren are currently both toddlers. However, the years will pass quickly, and I anticipate teaching them to sew. I[‘m sure that they can begin hand sewing when they are about 4 years old under the careful guidance of Grandma, just as I did. Sewing has been a life long practice for me, and I hope to continue it into the next generation.

    —Joanne on December 15, 2017
  • Vorrei regalarlo a mia nipote Vivien che vuole imparare a cucire e alla biblioteca del mio paese, i bambini mi hanno chiesto di insegnare a loro a cucire, lo comprerò comunque.

    Translation: I would like to give it to my niece Vivien who wants to learn to sew and to the library of my country, the children have asked me to teach them to sew, I’ll buy it anyway.

    —Liliana Soli on December 15, 2017
  • Katie and Sara

    —Barbara Montejo on December 15, 2017
  • My granddaughter Breanna loves to go to the fabric store with me. She gets to pick out a fat quarter each time we go. Thank you Nancy for many years of inspiration.

    —Kathy Wiesman on December 15, 2017
  • Nancy’s legacy continues.praise God. I am teaching my granddaughter Gabrielle 7 to quilt. She has made a quilt for her doll and wants to do more.

    —Jearit Grennan on December 16, 2017
  • I tried to buy this book back in November from Amazon.ca but they now say it’s not available in my area, so I would love to win one. I was looking forward to giving this to my granddaughter Sophia for Christmas.

    —Florence Kimball on December 16, 2017
  • I’d love to have a book to share with granddaughter, Leora, and any other little ones who show up.

    —Jean on December 16, 2017
  • OUR YOUNGEST GRANDDAUGHTER, LEIGHTON, HAS DONE SOME SEWING ALREADY, BUT THIS BOOK WOULD BE SUCH A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HER. I DEARLY LOVED WATCHING NANCY’S SHOW ON T.V. THRU THE YEARS AND ATTENDING HER SEMINAR’S AT SEW Expo IN
    Washington STATE.

    —Betty on December 16, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Gabrielle,has always marveled at my quilt projects and fabric stash. She has a creative soul. She got a sewing machine for Christmas last year. We made her first sewing project together…pillows. We made one, then two, then 3, then 4, then 5 and then 6

    —Brenda Bernard on December 16, 2017
  • My niece Becky would love this

    —Julie on December 16, 2017
  • My granddaughters Krissi age 9, Zaylee age 8 and Layla age 2 1/2 and yes she knows how to place her fabric under the presser foot and turn on the machines. I keep them all unplugged.

    —Maralyn Morgan on December 16, 2017
  • I taught my son, Timothy, to sew when he was in grade school. I look forward to teaching his son, my grandson, Noah, as well!!

    —Kathy on December 16, 2017
  • I would love to share Nancy’s book with my niece, Kaitlyn. She has made one quilt and left for home with a bag of my scraps. I hope the quilt bug has bitten!

    —Jane on December 16, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Kaylee and Savannah.

    —Alice Crowder on December 16, 2017
  • My grandson, Carter, has a real fascination with learning to sew. He has watched me sew and quilt and I have started to teach him. My second grandson, Ben, who is only 5 just asked me last week, Grandma will you teach me how to sew – now Ben is a little pistol, so I am a little unsure if he is ready to tackle a sewing machine. I also have two granddaughters, Bellavie and Auxley, whom I would love to teach to sew when they are a little older. Thank you for the chance to win a great book.

    —Betty Meyskens on December 16, 2017
  • I have brought each of my granddaughters their own sewing machine,Marissa, Raquel, Ellena and Jolee this book is exactly what they need to get them all inspired at 1:45 each day.What a beautiful gift Nancy has left for us all.Thsnk You for Sharing.

    —Sonya Pardo on December 16, 2017
  • It would be great fun to teach my daughters to sew. I enjoyed Nancy’s tv program. Thank you for publishing her lovely book!

    —JLouise on December 16, 2017
  • My niece A. Ellen

    Tracie on December 16, 2017
  • At the present time I have been helping two of my younger granddaughters, ages 10 and 11, how to sew. They love to come to grandma’s to sew. Rashell and Madysen would enjoy seeing this book for sure. Nancy was a great teacher. Always enjoyed watching her TV show.

    —Helen on December 16, 2017
  • I have a grandson and granddaughter that would love to learn how to use the sewing machine. Plus 2little granddaughters who in a few years to come would love to follow in the footsteps of their brother and sister. Thank you for those magical wings Nancy! You are still an inspiration to us all!

    —Gigi on December 16, 2017
  • My Granddaughter Raylei would be the 3rd generation of sewers in the family. She loves to read and learn new creative things. She’s always looking for a challenge and teaches herself many things …. However Sewing is something that Raylei and I could bond together with. Her mother learn to sew by being with me since she was born , when she was in High School she Aced the class …. Raylei does go fabric shopping with my cousin and I every summer on our yearly fabric buying spree in Western Michigan …. We have talked about designing a quilt together. Raylei just turn 7! ❤️

    —Denise on December 16, 2017
  • I’ve got 2 granddaughters and one, who lives close to us I know would love to have me teach her to sew. It would be fun to teach either of them how to sew and to give them a lifelong hobby as well.

    —VickiT on December 16, 2017
  • I would love this book for my youngest granddaughter Lisa. Nancy was very well known in the sewing and quilting family.

    —Peggy on December 16, 2017
  • My granddaughter Zoe wants to learn to sew. We’ve started doing a little bit. I’m hoping to do more with her over the holidays.

    —Penny Magas on December 16, 2017
  • My grand daughter is Liz, a beautiful and talented artist who has a two year old daughter, Reighlynn. She loves working with fabric in many different ways. I think she will someday love quilting as much as I do.

    —Jean Jones on December 16, 2017
  • I have four nieces I would love this book for! Two are the same age and love to do things together, this would be perfect for them! The younger sister of one needs the opportunity to make something entirely on her own, sewing is perfect for her, she just needs a chance to try it! The fourth niece is still a little young (3 years old) for unsupervised time on a sewing machine, but it won’t be long until she’s big enough.

    —Rachel on December 16, 2017
  • My Granddaughter, Quinn, loves to play with my fabric and dream of future projects! She is 6. I have helped her do some sewing since she was 4! She always wants whatever quilt or table runner I am working on when she visits. I guess she is my biggest quilting fan! Our second favorite pastime is reading, what better than a book about sewing!

    —Audrey on December 16, 2017
  • She is interested.

    —Jaylyn on December 16, 2017
  • My grandson, Henry, loves that I make him PJs. Last Christmas, I made him flannel pjs with some fox fabric. Henry, then 3, immediately put them on over his clothes! He’s 4 now and still loves his pjs. I’ve also made him quilts & small stuffed critters. I hope he will want to learn sewing someday.

    —Chris Wiseman on December 16, 2017
  • I want to share my love with Anabelle and Alana, my two granddaughters. Alana has chosen the fabric for her quilt. We will start on it after the holidays.

    —Lisa Zook on December 16, 2017
  • Would love to share this with two special littles in my life- Emmeline and Marissa

    —Sandie Mackintosh on December 16, 2017
  • I have 3 potential sewers!!! Camille (6), Lola (6) and Vivi (almost 3)! The 6-year-olds have already "quilted" with me and learned very basics on "Mimi’s big sewing machine"!!

    —Judy Carson on December 16, 2017
  • I have four granddaughters, Hope, Bailey, Brenlyn and Naomi who I would love to teach how to sew. As a matter of fact, Hope made a quilt this past summer while she was visiting me. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this special book.

    —Cecilia on December 16, 2017
  • My granddaughter Isis and grandso Dominic love watching me sew all their costumes and quilts. They love picking out the next piece or color and they like to sew on detail charms and trinkets by hand. I am teaching them the same way my grandmother taught me.

    Tess Berry on December 16, 2017
  • My grandmother, Lucy, who says she wants to grow up and sew just like Auntie!

    —Cindy Baumgard on December 16, 2017
  • My granddaughter is 4 and I hope that I cab encourage to sew. She really likes to see all the different stitche that can be created.

    —Mary Polishinski on December 16, 2017
  • I have five grands: Hilary, Ethan, Natalie, Amelia, and Emma. Amelia wants to learn to sew. Hopefully, next summer.

    —nancy seitz on December 16, 2017
  • Harmony, Melody and Cameron would all love it!!

    —Yvonne on December 16, 2017
  • Melanie and Addie are my granddaughters and,at ages 7 and 5, have already caught the "fabric bug". This book sounds wonderful.

    —Mary D on December 16, 2017
  • Five grand daughters and all are artistic in many ways. There are artists, crafters and two, that have taken up sewing. Samantha sews and crochets; Amanda draws & paints, crochets and sews but goes one step further and is trying her hand at design.

    —Mary Jane D on December 16, 2017
  • I love to give this book to my granddaughter Emani Donte Marilyn Jasmine they all love my fabric

    Marilyn Giese on December 16, 2017
  • I’m teaching my granddaughter Stella how to sew.

    —Judy Allen on December 16, 2017
  • My niece, Riley and my grandson, Corbin.

    Donna MacGillis on December 16, 2017
  • Teaching children is one way to pass on the love of quilting, I have volunteered in my daughters elementary school helping kids learn an appreciate the art of quilting. This book would be a great intro to quilting. Thanks for a great give away again.

    —Grams on December 16, 2017
  • All my grandchildren Aurora,Greyson, Presley, Reid and Avalene.

    —Reba Bodnar on December 16, 2017
  • I would like a book for"sweetie". A kind hearted 9 year old that loves to bake and is anxious to learn sewing too.

    —Stephanie on December 16, 2017
  • When my granddaughter, Ella, comes to visit after Christmas I will be teaching her to sew on her new sewing machine! I’m going to show her my stash and let her choose whatever fabric she wants.

    —MaryAnn on December 16, 2017
  • Would love to share with 8 year old Ava who is already an accomplished cook and baker and driver of small equines.

    —M Hebel on December 16, 2017
  • I loved watching Nancy sew. While she was sewing and talking, I felt I could try one of her many projects. I would love to win a book, I have 5 granddaughters. They would have to share, Alex,Sam,Christian,Addie and Emma.

    —Nimfa G Keyes on December 16, 2017
  • My two granddaughters Shelby 12 and Sierra 8 are already learning how to sew. They are truly hooked by the bug and are totally mesmerized with anything sewing. I am Impressed and hope they continue with all their enthusiasm.

    —Sharon Carroll on December 16, 2017
  • Kayla, Gabby and Cole. They like knitting, quilting and many other fabric based crafts.

    —Edith Fowler on December 16, 2017
  • My youngest son, Gunnar. Thank you Nancy. May you rest in peace.

    —Alyssa A. Sobieski on December 16, 2017
  • My friends granddaughter, Kaitlyn.

    —Janet Wallis on December 16, 2017
  • Such a wonderful person that brought so much joy to all of us sewers. I would love to own her book.

    —Helen Bowie on December 16, 2017
  • My grands, Audrey and Jackson have seen with me. I hope they continue. It’s so much fun to watch their faces light up as their projects come together.

    —Dawndy Hobbs on December 16, 2017
  • My grands, Audrey and Jackson have sewn with me. I hope they continue to want to sew. It’s so much fun to watch their faces light up as their projects come together.

    —Dawndy Hobbs on December 16, 2017
  • When they were only 1 year old. First Marshall,then Claire would sit on my lap as I sewed. They know how to work my Viking machine. They are not afraid of needles, and will sew any chance they get. Ages 9 and 7 now.

    —Charlene Clark on December 16, 2017
  • My grand daughter Claire, 6, has her own sewing machine and lives to sew. This book would be a good gift for Claire

    —Julie on December 16, 2017
  • I have nine granddaughters that I would gladly sew with. I will have Juliette coming to sew with me for a week and am sure it won’t be long before Audrey and Joli will want to participate. Can’t wait to share my love of quilting with them.

    —Beth A on December 16, 2017
  • In a year or so I will start teaching Allison and Bailey how to sew.

    —Ellee on December 16, 2017
  • Bailey and Jorja, my gd’s. And Trina,Nicola, and Sam (my friends gd’s) Great Book idea!

    —JanG on December 16, 2017
  • My neighbors daughter , just the right age to learn the fun of the sewing machine

    —Annette Schultz on December 16, 2017
  • My daughter Laura learned to sew and quilt at an early age. Now it is time for her daughter, Starlight, to learn to sew and quilt. I am planning our great adventure for her and her best friend, Katie, for next summer. She loves to learn from her Nana!

    —Debbie on December 16, 2017
  • My great granddaughter, Peyton Frank, would very much like to learn about sewing. She a very mature 4 year old,
    Thank you Nancy for writing a book to inspire children to sew.

    Shirley Deyoe

    Shirley Deyoe on December 16, 2017
  • My nieces, Emily, Kayla, Rain, Cadillac, and Memphis are all of an age to be interested in sewing. I’ll have to see if they would like some guidance from me. Flying sewing machines sound magical!

    —Linda Towers on December 16, 2017
  • I always enjoyed watching Nancy and learned so many little "tricks" to improve my sewing skills. My students would be Josie and Elsie, my granddaughters.

    —Pat Jones on December 16, 2017
  • I have already taught my 13 yr old Grand daughter Gabrielle to quit and now have starting with her 5 yr old sister Madison.

    —Elizajane on December 17, 2017
  • I’d love to help my grandaughter Mikah Eve Ramos learn to sew.

    —Judith Crespo on December 17, 2017
  • My oldest granddaughter is interested in sewing.. Yea!
    I am thrilled to pass on my passion. I would love to win a copy of Nancy’s book to pass on to Bree, so she will know who Nancy was and what a big part she was in my sewing life.

    —Laurel Huyvaert on December 17, 2017
  • Madison & Addie , my granddaughters for sure

    —Regina Moore on December 17, 2017
  • I’m teaching a little girl named Emma, who is so eager to learn to sew, and she shows everyone anything she’s done. This past week we had a sewing marathon just so that Emma could sew more. She wanted to move into my house so that she could sew forever. I love just seeing this little girls excitement when she’s done making something special.

    —Caron Crotz on December 17, 2017
  • What a wonderful legacy to pass on, and my granddaughters Isabelle and Olivia would have such fun, especially if we do it together!

    —Melody Bowman on December 17, 2017
  • I would love either of my two grandsons to sew, Noah and Dylan enjoy crafting.

    —Alcea Rosea on December 17, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Abigail, is 8 years old and lives in Colorado but will visit us in Minnesota during Christmas. She has asked about learning to sew, and this year I am gifting her a sewing machine. The plan is to spend the week learning about the machine and how to use it. Her mother never learned to sew, so there is a lot of excitement, and I can’t wait!

    Oh my, what a wonderful gift, Marilyn – I hope you enjoy your week of happy sewing with Abigail! –Jenny

    —Marilyn Beyer on December 17, 2017
  • I teached one of my kids to sew ome years ago. These days several grandchildren are asking me to learn them sew!

    —Anna on December 17, 2017
  • I have been waiting year after year for my granddaughter, Finley, to be old enough to learn to sew. I, of course, hope it will be an on going joy we can share forever. Nancy’s book and resources have just let me know she old enough NOW (she is 7). Now I have some great ideas to put under the Christmas tree! Thank you Nancy – and may you find the best sewing machines in heaven.

    —Barbara Brausieck on December 17, 2017
  • I just told my two granddaughters yesterday, Ava, age 9, & Madigan, age 7, that I really would love to teach them to sew. I have a little Kenmore machine waiting for them that I used when I first started Quilting 5-1/2 years ago.

    —Jami Harwood on December 17, 2017
  • I have two granddaughters, Jeanie and Lydia, who are now in that age group to begin learning how to sew. This would be a good starting point for them.

    Bonnie on December 17, 2017
  • I have one granddaughter, Kiri who I would like to teach and show her the love of sewing.

    —Judy MacGillivray on December 17, 2017
  • I want to teach my three youngest children how to sew. Their names are Helen, Stuart, and Bridget. The most enthusiastic one is my almost 9 year old boy. He says he wants to be an inventor when he grows up and he thinks knowing how to sew will help.

    —Judith Martinez on December 17, 2017
  • Granddaughter, Kelsey, is just starting to sew with me. I’m sure that a book about the joy of sewing would help to keep her motivated.

    —Mary on December 17, 2017
  • My granddaughters Faith and Natalya would love to learn to sew. God bless Nancy. Her legacy of the love of sewing continues with another generation.

    —Karen Eftang on December 17, 2017
  • My granddaughters, Anna and Eva. They love handcrafted gifts. Time to learn to make some of their own!

    NANCY P ANDERSON on December 18, 2017
  • When my granddaughters are old enough, they are six and three, I will teach them to see. Their names are Avonlea and Harper. Avonlea was obsessed with all of my thread boxes when she was three. It helped her learn her colors!!

    —Christie on December 18, 2017
  • I’s like to tech my daughter Liza )

    —Alexandra on December 18, 2017
  • My eldest granddaughter began to sew on her visits with me when she was five, and is now quite proficient at 12. She loves to design her own projects. Her four young cousins, aged 3 to 8, will be with me for Christmas and I am hoping to get the older three learning to use the sewing machine. I have already done hand sewing with them on my visits to their home.
    Before moving to the USA, a friend and I ran monthly workshops for elementary age children at our church. It was wonderful to see them grow in confidence on the sewing machines – both boys and girls.
    This book would be a fun addition to Grandma’s children’s bookshelves.

    —Vanessa Cato on December 18, 2017
  • My beautiful granddaughter, Neriah.

    —Connie on December 18, 2017
  • My grandchildren Adeline (6) and Andrew (4)

    —Cheri B on December 18, 2017
  • I have one grandson, Mason, who would love to learn to sew. From the moment he could crawl, he’s been playing with my fabric scraps and strips. He recently helped me put together a very scrappy quilt for his mom, by picking out each piece of fabric that went into it. He fits in my basket of scraps and we’ve seen him sit in it more than a few times!

    —Diana in WI on December 18, 2017
  • i have several friends who need this for their children and grandchildren.

    —Renata on December 18, 2017
  • I would love to win this book for my granddaughter. She has tried sewing a little, but there is sooooooo much more for her to learn.

    —Donna Timms on December 18, 2017
  • I got my 7 year old granddaughter a sewing machine for Christmas! She is very interested in sewing :):)

    Nancy Jo on December 19, 2017
  • Would love this book for my grand. She wants to learn to sew, but her mother didn’t.

    —PD on December 19, 2017
  • My granddaughter, Alessandra, would love this book. I’ve promised to teach her to sew!

    —Barbara Carrubba on December 19, 2017
  • I would like to teach my grandson to sew. Possibly teach children at our church who might be interested in learning to sew.

    —Sally Johnson on December 19, 2017
  • I sew aprons and bags, and have given some to children of friends & relatives. One little girl recently saved her allowance, bought a little sewing machine and told her Mom that she wanted to learn to sew, so she could make awesome things like I do. Made my heart glad.

    —Nancy L. Von Arx on December 19, 2017
  • I’ve already shared a small sewing project with my grandsons, Keoni and Nosh, and am looking forward to doing the same with my granddaughters, Avery and Norah, when they get just a little older. I started watching Nancy’s shows when I was a new Mom 35+ years ago and learned so much from her.

    —Barbara Geiger on December 19, 2017
  • Winnebago Cty 4-H beginner sewing members would benefit greatly with Nancy’s gift in print to carry on her legacy

    —Mary Oleson on December 19, 2017
  • Two of my granddaughters, Addison (11) and Kaylynn (9) love to sew AND read, so this would be a perfect gift for them!

    —Carolyn White on December 19, 2017
  • Would love to teach my grandchildren Elija, Ezra and Lowell how to sew. They all love reading, cooking and books. Next step sewing.

    —Vicki on December 19, 2017
  • My granddaughter Nattie, who is 7, sews with me. We would love this book!

    —Pam on December 19, 2017
  • I would love to teach her how to see.

    —Izzy on December 20, 2017
  • Currently teaching my daughters little sister (big brother big sisters program) how to sew. I also answer many sewing questions regarding sewing to my great niece in a different state.

    Erlinda Romero on December 20, 2017
  • My granddaughter Hayden is trying to learn to sew. Mostly for her American Girl dolls. Nancy was so much a part of so many sewers lives. I am so glad that she will live on for future sewers.

    —Robin on December 20, 2017
  • My grandchildren live to far away to teach on a reg bases, but this spring when the oldest came for her yearly visit, she made her first log cabin quilt for her doll. She was so proud of herself. I can’t wait for her to come back and we’ll sew some more! Like many, I was very heartbroken to her of Nancy’s passing. How wonderful that the next generation will still be taught by Nancy to love sewing, even in her absence here. She was the main reason I learned to sew. I will never forget her.

    —Andrea L on December 20, 2017
  • My granddaughter Kinzie

    —Lorrie on December 20, 2017
  • I am currently teaching children (boys and girls) in an after school program and they absolutely love sewing…the boys more than girls. And I have made several items with my granddaughter, Sydney, when she comes to visit me. I’m hoping to start teaching my other granddaughter, Ivy, this summer. Flossy

    —Florence Loop on December 21, 2017
  • I am looking forward to helping teach my grandson, Danny, and any future grandchildren to sew.

    —Beth on December 21, 2017
  • My niece, Lacey, loves reading, and we’re working on the sewing, even though we live hours away from each other. Would love to win this for her.

    —Debbie Landry on December 22, 2017
  • My 2 granddaughters Isabella & Arianna. I have made them both a few quilts and the oldest, Isabella,who is 5,is taking an interest in crafts. When they move to their new house, I plan on taking my sewing machine there and leaving it so I can teach them both the joy of quilting. They live in another province in Canada and we do not see them that often.

    —Kathy Elliott on December 22, 2017
  • Great grand daughters, Cassidy and Payton.

    —Sylvia on December 22, 2017
  • Grandaughter Ainsley and her mom Melissa would love this book, I hope to win it for them.

    —Rhonda on December 22, 2017
  • My grandson Tanner loves to pick out fabric. He sees a piece and turn to tell me “Grandma, this would make a great quilt”. This year I wanted to start teaching him.

    —Sharon on December 23, 2017
  • Bethany, Mackenzie, Ariana, Rebecca, Rachel grandchildren

    —Karla on December 23, 2017
  • What an adorable book to share with my two grand daughters Amelia and Jocelynn, Nancy had such a wonderful love of sewing and sharing with all of us. She will always have a place in my heart.

    —Debra on December 26, 2017
  • My two granddaughters, Angie and Josie, are interested in learning to sew. As they have now moved closer to me, I am looking forward to helping them learn these skills ,which have brought great joy to me throughout my life.

    —Mary Ibbotson on December 30, 2017
  • I love sewing and have enjoyed Nancy’s programing for years. I have been teaching quilting and sewing to adults and children especially my granddaughters Miranda and Angela.

    —Barbara Wickert on December 31, 2017
  • I have a seven year old granddaughter named Lucia who has already asked me to teach her to sew. She lives in Maryland and I live in Oregon so that we have limited opportunity to spend time together. We hope to get started when she comes to spend part of the summer with us this upcoming year. I also have Elise age three and Emma fifteen months who live nearby but are just a little young yet to begin. Their mother began when she was about seven and took right to it.

    I would love to have the Nancy Zieman book to be able to get started.

    —Teresa Ballard on January 2, 2018
  • I have learned so much from Nancy and so can my younger family members.

    Lorie McAnelly on January 5, 2018
  • Nancy gave me the courage to sew two wedding gowns for my daughters, Lee and Lori. Now I have two great-grand-daughters, Lily and Abigale. who will soon be ready to learn to sew. Kids being kids I’ll need to buy a second book. LOL

    —Dell Martinez on January 5, 2018

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