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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.

Considering joining?
Click here for the 2015/2016 membership form (pdf)
Print the form, fill it out and bring it to a meeting.

Click here for the New Member's Manual.

President: Terry Donati

Co-Vice Presidents: Joan Folcik, Joanne Hewett

Secretary: Angela Reihl

Treasurer: Debbie Sommers

Programs: Joan Folcik, Joanne Hewett

Webmaster: Penny Webster

email address:

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

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Next Monthly Meeting

At the October 21 monthly meeting Kate Themel will speak and present a trunk show on "A Painter's Approach to Fiber Art."

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

At the November 18 monthly 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. Details are posted here. See the 2016 Raffle Quilt Photos and Story here.

Retreats are on the Events Page. Or click here for Jane's latest flyer. 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 (optional).

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

The blocks of the month for October 2014 through September 2015 are posted on the BOM page. Blocks for October 2015 through September 2016 will be posted soon.

The monthly meeting dates for October 2015 through September 2016:

  • October 21, 2015
  • November 18, 2015
  • December 16, 2015
  • January 20, 2016
  • February 17, 2016
  • March 16, 2016
  • April 20, 2016
  • May 18, 2016
  • June 15, 2016
  • July 20, 2016
  • August 17, 2016
  • September 21, 2016