Clamshell Quilt Guild was organized in 1989 to bring together people interested in:
- Preserving the art of quilting
- Learning new methods of quilting
- Sharing expertise among the members
- Meeting and making friends with other quilters
Our members come from eastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island.
Time and Place for Monthly Meetings
Meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month at Temple Emanu-El, Dayton Road, Waterford, CT. For directions click here. Doors open at 5:45 PM and there is a social hour until the meeting begins at 6:30.
Click here to see the Clamshell photo galleries.
Click here for the 2014/2015 membership form (pdf)
Print the form, fill it out and bring it to a meeting.
Click here for the New Member's Manual.
To contact us:
Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385
President: Steven Tharp
Vice-President: Debbie Dowling and Joanne Hewett
Secretary: Kathy Wright
Treasurer: Sue Westner
Programs: Debbie Dowling and JoAnn Hewett
Webmaster: Penny Webster
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Next Monthly Meeting
The July 15 meeting is the annual potluck picnic. Please bring your placemat, plate, silverware and a dish to share based upon your last name: A-F Main dish; G-L Appetizer; M-R Dessert; S-Z Main dish. Foods with pork or shellfish are not allowed.
Upcoming Monthly Meetings
At the August 19 meeting several members will share their quilting journeys, displaying their first quilt and recent work.
At the September meeting there will be a Teacup Social as well as the birthday celebration and the installation of newly elected officers. During June, July and August members are invited to donate new or gently used notions, rulers or patterns or kits or fabric they don't want to keep. Please provide your name along with your item. Like an old-time basket social, those attending the meeting will have the opportunity to bid on items at the Teacup Social.
At the October meeting Kate Themel will speak on "A Painter's Approach to Fiber Art."
At the November meeting Victoria Findlay Wolfe will speak on "15 Minutes of Play: the What and Why of Play." She will conduct a workshop the next day at the Temple "15 Minutes of Play."
The next Clamshell Quilt show is "Quilts All Around the Town 2016" at College Center, Connecticut College on August 6-7, 2016. The committee meets regularly and details are posted as they become available here. For photos of the 2014 Show click here and enjoy.
Retreats are on the Events Page. Or click here for Jane's latest flyer. The spring retreat at Camp Wightman is April 24-26. Contact Diane Kolka for more details.
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
The applique open sew now meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month as of April 2014.
The blocks of the month for October 2014 through September 2015 are posted on the BOM page.