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Big Cypress Quilters
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Chapter Dues $15.00
Meets on Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:50pm

Big Cypress Rec. Ctr.
3110 Hendry Dr.
The Villages, Fl 32163

The Big Cypress Chapter is a dynamic group of 70 members who share a love of sewing, quilting, and fellowship.
We are fun group with all levels of expertise
who are willing to share our knowledge.

          Calendar of Events

Sundays at Sterling --- Every Sunday 11:30 AM – 3:50 PM at Sterling Heights. Free.

              Big Cypress Events

2019 Block of the Month - Patchwork Panache
Each month a different BC member will demonstrate the technique needed to complete the block.

Brown Bag Challenge:
The Challenge:
receive 5 fat quarters of coordinating fabric from a fellow challenger.  Take those 5 fat quarters plus up to 2 additional pieces of fabric and make them into an item of your choice - a tote bag, a table runner, a wall hanging, a quilt top.   Finished items will be returned back to the owner at the October Birthday celebration.  Be creative!

Accuquilt Dies -
this is a list of all the dies owned by the chapter and BC members.

Chapter Weekly Focus
   Week 1: Charity and Education
   Week 2:  Programs
   Week 3:  Open Sew & Block of the Month
   Week 4:  Business Meeting
   Week 5 (when it occurs):  Special Program

Education:  Paper Piecing Part I - English Paper Piecing
Charity:  Camp Villages

Charity:  Christmas Stockings - Operation Shoebox
July 20: All Day Sew-In
Summertime Social
July 30: Shop Hop Bus Trip

Education:  Fusibles, Interfacing, Batting
Tote Bag Demo

Education:  Finishing Your Quilts Series
September 21:  All Day Sew-In

Education:  Paper Piecing Part II- Foundation Paper Piecing
Big Cypress Fall Retreat
Big Cypress Birthday Party

Education:  Hand Applique; Machine Applique

Big Cypress Holiday Party
New Years Eve Sew In (tentative)

Upcoming Chapter Events
Summertime Social - July
  Shop Hop - July
  Fall Retreat - October
  Chapter Birthday Party - October
Holiday Party - December
Guild Events

May - Guild Meeting @ Laurel Manor - ** Visiting Artist Terry Atkinson - ' Desert Stars'

June - Visiting Artist: Karen Kay Buckley

July - Visiting Artist:  Flavin Glover

August - Visiting Artist:  Teddy Pruett


Visiting Artists Classes
Please check the Quilting Guild website for a full list of classes

Member 2 Member Classes

Refer to the Guild website for a complete list of classes.


Preemie quilts
Breast Cancer Pillows
March Baby Shower
Operation Shoebox - Christmas stockings

                   Tips and Tricks

Back to Basics
How To Read a Pattern
Ironing & Pressing
Reversible Binding
No Tails Binding

Bobbie's Beginner Basics
Lesson 1 - Prepping Fabric/Cutting
Lesson 2

This & That

Placement Zipper Pouch Instructions:
Placements can be found at Target, Walmart, Amazon.  Directions can be found here.

Need some guidance on quilting basics?  Check out Sometimes Crafter

More info on Color:
Check out this site for a good discussion on using color and color value.

Need some color inspiration?  Check out the Color Palette Ideas.

Into Scrappy?  Take a look at this blog.


What We Have Been Doing ----
May 2019