ST. LOUIS (WBAY) - A familiar face to Public Television viewers has died.
"Sewing with Nancy" host Nancy Zieman passed away Nov. 14 after a long battle with cancer.
She was surrounded by family, according to the company bearing her name.
Zieman founded the show in 1982. It has become the nation's longest-running sewing and quilting program.
Zieman founded Nancy's Notions in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in 1979. Her company was purchased by Tacony Corporation out of St. Louis in 2003. Nancy continued to be the face of Nancy's Notions.
“Nancy was a very dear friend, a very kind and compassionate person with a strong Christian faith,” said Scott Stanton, vice president of administration at Nancy’s Notions. “She served as a great example for us all to follow. She will be greatly missed.”
Nancy's Notions says donations are welcome in Nancy's name to Wisconsin Public Television or a local hospice organization.
The 2017-2018 season of "Sewing with Nancy" will air with segments taped before Nancy's retirement and past popular topics.