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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

The December 16 monthly meeting is the Holiday Potluck Dinner and grab bag. To participate in the grab bag bring a wrapped gift, preferably related to quilting or sewing, valued at around $10. Please bring a dish to share based on your last name: dessert A-F; main dish G-R; appetizers S-Z. No foods with pork or seafood please. Also, please bring your placemat, plate and silverware.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

The January 20, 2016 meeting will be a Vendor night with demonstrations, and the entries to the "Crayon Box" Challenge with be displayed and voted on.

On February 17 Tina Craig will speak on "What is Modern Quilting All About."

At the March 16 meeting Pat Harrison will be speaking on "What does a Quilt Show Judge Look For?"

On April 20 Mickey Depre will give a lecture and trunk show entitled "Colorrific Quilts", which will take the audience through exercises of fabric selection for projects. The next day she will give a workshop entitled "Pieced Hexies Buffet" taking the Hexie to a whole new level with Mickey's Pieced Hexies Patterns.


Archives by Alice: November meeting photos and October meeting photos.

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.

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 2015 through September 2016 are posted on the BOM page.

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