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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.

BDay Cake

Clamshell is celebrating a Happy 30th Birthday!

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 6 PM and the meeting begins at 6:30.

Considering joining?
Click here for the 2019/2020 membership form (pdf)
Print the form, fill it out and bring it to a meeting.

Click here for the New Member's Manual.

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To see photos of the Clamshell Quilt Shows, and more, visit the extensive Clamshell photo galleries.

President: Jesse Bernier

Vice Presidents: Sue Ellen Nugget, Cindy Perkins

Secretary: Pat Cosgrove

Treasurer: Debra Bennett

Programs: Cindy Perkins

Webmaster: Penny Webster

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

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Monthly Meetings

The November 20 speaker is Janice Averill. Her lecture is on “Building your Color Theory Muscles.”


The 2020 Clamshell Guild Challenge will be a scavenger hunt quilt. Click here for the challenge registration form, rules and description. Judging will be viewer's choice at the January guild meeting. Bring your challenge quilt and the completed form to the January 2020 meeting. The quilt number will be assigned at the meeting. Have fun!

Raffle QuiltThe next Clamshell Quilt Show will be held on August 7-9, 2020 at the College Center at Crozier-Williams, Connecticut College. The beautiful 2020 raffle quilt is “Summer at the Shore”. See more details on the Quilt Show page.

The Clamshell Quilt Show is held every 2 years. See the photos from previous shows here.

Date for the upcoming 2019 retreat to be held at Camp Wightman is November 8, 9, 10. The fee is $160 and includes 2 nights lodging, and 6 meals. This is a great opportunity to spend extended time on a project and have a lot of fun at the same time.

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

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 2018 through September 2019 are posted on the BOM page.

The monthly meeting dates for October 2019 through August 2020:

  • October 16 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 18, 2019
  • January 15, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 20, 2020
  • June 17, 2020
  • July 15, 2020
  • August 19, 2020
  • September 16, 2020
  • October 21, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • December 16, 2020