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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

To see photos of the Clamshell Quilt Shows, and more, visit the extensive Clamshell photo galleries. The 2018 Show photos are posted there.

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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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Print the form, fill it out and bring it to a meeting.

Click here for the New Member's Manual.

President: Jennifer Clark

Co-Vice Presidents: Chris Clemons, Cindy Perkins

Secretary: JoAnn Hewett

Treasurer: Debbie Dowling

Programs: Chris Clemons, 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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Next Monthly Meeting

At the May 15 meeting Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Quilt Designs will speak on “Plays Well with Others” which focuses on group quilts in today‘s world. On Thursday the workshop is “Round Robin in a Day.”

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

At the June 19 meeting Pat Delany will present a lecture and a trunk show. Her workshop will feature Mock Applique, a method of machine work.

The July 17 meeting is the annual picnic.

The August 21 speaker is Anthony Ferranti. His lecture is on “Sewing Machines Service & Repair.”


Dates for upcoming 2019 retreats to be held at Camp Wightman are March 8,9, 10 and 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 2018 Clamshell Quilt Show was held on August 4-5, 2018 at the Connecticut College Student Center, New London, CT. The Show is held every 2 years. See show photos here.

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 2018 through August 2019:

  • October 17, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • December 19, 2019
  • January 16, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • March 27, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • June 19, 2019
  • July 17, 2019
  • August 21, 2019