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Krause Book Review

"Creative Kindness"
by Nancy Zieman & Gail Brown

Create inspirational sewing projects for donation from Zieman, Brown book "Creative Kindness" 

Iola, Wis.- July 14, 2003 
Joining their creative forces, Nancy Zieman and Gail Brown have teamed together once again to celebrate the caring dedications of sewing volunteers around the globe.  
"Creative Kindness: People and Projects Making a Difference -- and How You Can, Too" republished by Krause Publications as a paperback, features personal stories of volunteers creating inspirational sewing projects for charity.  This book also lists complete instructions for 12 appealing and practical projects to create for donation.

Those with little or no sewing skills can easily complete the projects, including a baby layettes for newborns, a comfort cap and chemotherapy turban for cancer patients, care cloths for the homeless, parch quilts for accident victims, school clothes for children in foreign countries and creative kindness pillows serving as a soft greeting card for those in need. Each project is centered around inspiring stories and offers easy-to-follow instructions, patterns and helpful illustrations.  Sprinkled throughout the book are Notes for Nancy, which are tips and timesaving hints. heartwarming excerpts from viewers sharing their volunteer experiences are featured on nearly every page.

The inspiration for "Creative Kindness" came when Zieman ran the Sew a smile series on her TV show, "Sewing With Nancy."  The series demonstrated the many ways viewers could use their talents to make a big difference to those in need.  Zieman writes, " To our amazement, requests for more information ran over four times higher than any previous series in 'Sewing With Nancy's.' 18 year history."  An accompanying website offers contact information for dozens of charity organizations, including those listed in the book:  www.creativekindness.com

Zieman is a national sewing authority, businesswoman, author, pattern designer and home economist, as well as the executive producer and host of the popular PBS television show, "Sewing With Nancy." This is her 18th book. Brown has 14 books and hundreds of articles to her credit and ranks as one of the most widely read sewing journalists.  She is also often seen on "Sewing With Nancy", Nancy's Notions Limited videos, "Sew Perfect" and has taped segments for "Our Home."

Creative Kindness can be purchased from major bookstores or directly for the publisher Krause Publication. 


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