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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:  Finishing Your Quilts Series

Education:  Hand Applique; Machine Applique
Big Cypress Fall Retreat
Big Cypress Birthday Party
Big Cypress Fundraiser:  Auction and Halloween Party

Education:  Paper Piecing Part II- Foundation Paper Piecing

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

Upcoming Chapter Events
Fall Retreat - October
Chapter Birthday Party - October
Holiday Party - December
Guild Events

October 1 - Visiting Artist:  Linda Hahn
November 5 - Visiting Artist:  Carol Lyles Shaw


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

Looking to use up some fat quarters? Check out Sew She Canfor some ideas.

Days Filled with Joy has a great idea for a Christmas Ornament Wall Hanging.

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.


What We Have Been Doing ----
May 2019