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.
April 17 - Big Cypress - Website Demo/Open Sew
April 24 - Big Cypress - Business Meeting

May 1 - Guild Meeting 2pm @ Savannah Center - Ellen Lindner: “Lessons Learned by a Fabric Whisperer"
June 5 - Guild Meeting 7pm @ Laurel Manor - Brenda Grampsas: Lecture/Truck Show, “Quilt Restoration Basics"
June 6 "Beginning Quilt Restoration"  @ Rohan 9a to 3:30p ---  Currently taking registration --- 
             **** No Guild Meeting in July ****

The Lake Eustis Art Museum is currently hosting a quilt exhibit 150 years of Pieced Quilts: The Judy Grow Collection. Located about 40 minutes from The Villages the museum is open 10 – 4, Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 4 on Saturday Note: it is closed on Sunday & Monday.


Member 2 Member Classes

May 12: Half Square TrianglesAny Which Way But Loose
Judi Rutherford; Eisenhower – 9a to 4 p; $10

Course Description
Supply List

May 16: Circle Quilt Technique -

 Lois Borlase; SeaBreeze – 9a to 4p; $15

Course Description

June 9: Funky Flamingo Wall Hanging                
 Lynn Ierardi @ Eisenhower - 9a to 4p $25 (includes pattern)
Course Description

June 20:  Improvisational Floating Squares

Debbie Bookman @ SeaBreeze - 9a-4p $15
Course Description

Visiting Artists
April 18: 
Karen Kay Buckley @ SeaBreeze - 9a to 3:30p  $50 - class fee and pattern
Course Description

May 2: 
Floral Improv 
Ellen Lindner @ Rohan - 9a- 3:30p  $35 
Course Description          
                   Tips and Tricks

Back to Basics

How To Read a Pattern
Ironing & Pressing

Great Websites

Simple Simon & Co home to Elizabeth and Elizabeth sister-in-laws and homemakers. They write blog posts on quilting, sewing, and life in general.  The tutorials tab includes a variety of free patterns and step-by-step instructions for all kinds of projects.

Looking for a 2018 project? Want to try a Block of the Month (BOM)? is waiting for you. The materials requirements and first block directions are posted and there is an overview of the quilt layout.

Maureen Cracknell, a fabric designer & quilt instructor, shares ideas and inspiration.  Quilt as you go (QAYG) is one of the techniques she teaches in her detailed step by step tutorials. During 2017 she co-hosted, The Sewcial Bee Sampler Block of the Week Sew Along. The materials and detailed instructions for the 25 blocks are still posted. is home to Christina Cameli, a Craftsy instructor and author. Read through her blog posts to see what she is up to, Check out the November30, 2017 post where she posts a tutorial on making quilted buckets. You will also notice she has just released her newest book Step by Step Tutorials Wedge Quilt Workshop.

If you have wanted to try working with wedges this might be for you.

What We Have Been Doing ----
March 2018 Show and Tell

Quilting Retreat - March 19-23 .... stay tuned for photos