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

November 8, 2016

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

Q&A: Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin

October 20, 2016

“Quilting is so much more than making a bed quilt to keep someone warm,” says Nancy Zieman. The longtime host of Sewing With Nancy is excited to present the new Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin special, premiering Tuesday, Nov. 29. at 7 p.m. Read on to see why and how this unique program came to be.

Meet the Quilt Expo Quilters

September 28, 2016

Quilt Expo 2016 has concluded, but the inspiration will stick with us all year long!   We were thrilled to meet so many of the Quilt Contest exhibitors in person at Quilt Expo and have the opportunity to view the incredible details of hundreds of quilts in the Quilt Exhibit. From hand-quilted future heirlooms to machine-quilted pictorial masterpieces, the creativity behind…

Behind the Scenes: Quilt Expo 2016

September 5, 2016

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

A New Season of “Sewing With Nancy”

August 23, 2016

September is an exciting time at Wisconsin Public Television! A new season of Sewing With Nancy premieres 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 on WPT, and the three-day Quilt Expo, co-presented by WPT and Nancy Zieman, takes place Sept. 8-10. The good news is that you don’t have to wait until September to enjoy Sewing With…

Meet Nancy Zieman & Learn New Techniques at Quilt Expo

July 13, 2016

Registration for Quilt Expo 2016 is officially open! Every year, guests flock to Quilt Expo to Escape, Create and Celebrate. The three-day event, presented by Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman, invites all quilt lovers to learn, laugh and draw inspiration from each other. Quilt Expo | Sept. 8-10, 2016 Alliant Energy Center in Madison Register early…

Streaming Favorites for March

March 12, 2016

A lot of my favorite national dramas from PBS recently wrapped up, including Downton Abbey (let’s all share a moment of silence), and Mercy Street. In my search for great streaming content, I decided to bring it back home and focus on some of our locally-produced shows. So much of the quality content we broadcast…

Garden Expo: Dan Tyler’s Search for Abundance

February 13, 2016

“This is a great way to spend a cold February day. It has us all looking forward. Ken Burns called it ‘the fond expectancy of spring.’” – Dan Tyler, Garden Expo Volunteer and Speaker Each year, the Garden Expo brings thousands of people in from the cold to share their love of gardening. We wouldn’t be…