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Clamshell Quilt Guild was organized in 1989 to bring together people from Eastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island interested in preserving the art of quilting, learning new methods of quilting, sharing expertise among the members, and meeting and making friends with other quilters

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Time and Place for Monthly Meetings

Meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month at Temple Emanu-El, Dayton Road, Waterford, CT. Doors open at 5:45 PM and there is a social hour until the meeting begins at 6:30.

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Click here for the 2017/2018 membership form (pdf)
Print the form, fill it out and bring it to a meeting.

Click here for the New Member's Manual.

President: Mary Adams

Co-Vice Presidents: Jennifer Clark, Chris Clemons

Secretary: JoAnn Hewett

Treasurer: Debbie Dowling

Programs: Jennifer Clark, Chris Clemons

Webmaster: Penny Webster

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To contact us:
Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385

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Next Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting on February 21 is a craft night. It will give members an opportunity to chat with each other and make a no-sew craft to take home. A swapping fabric game that looks like a lot of fun is planned. We ask everyone to bring one yard of fabric to the February meeting.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

There will be a member tag sale at the March 21 meeting. This is a great way to recycle and reuse your outgrown treasures. Include patterns, magazines, rulers as well as fabric. Members are responsible for set-up, pricing, and making change at their table. They are responsible for taking home anything that does not sell. Please contact Jennifer Clark or Chris Clemons by March 1st if you want a table.


The Clamshell Challenge for 2018 is “Things With Wings“. Click here for details and entry form.

Upcoming dates for Clamshell retreats are Feb. 16-18, 2018 and Nov. 9-11, 2018. More details are on the Events page.

The next Clamshell Quilt Show will be held on August 4-5, 2018. See a photo of the beautiful 2018 Raffle Quilt here.

The Clamshell Board of Directors has released a Mission Statement. This is helpful to all members whether new or long-standing.

Current Events Chair Jessica Bernier has produced a list of 2017 quilt shows around New England in 2017. Also, she has a list of 2017 shop hops in the area.

Clamshell members are invited to come to open sewing on the first Monday afternoon of the month at the East Lyme Senior Center from 1pm - 5pm, and on the last Tuesday evening of the month at the East Lyme Senior Center from 5pm - 10:00pm. Members are also welcome to gather on third Fridays from 5pm - 10:00pm and may bring a dish to share (optional).

The applique open sew meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

The blocks of the month for October 2016 through September 2017 are posted on the BOM page. The June 2017 instructions update is posted there.

The monthly meeting dates for September 2017 through August 2018:

  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 20, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • July 18, 2018
  • August 15, 2018