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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 will be posted there soon.

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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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Click here for the New Member's Manual.

President: Mary Adams

Co-Vice Presidents: Jennifer Clark, Chris Clemons

Secretary: JoAnn Hewett

Treasurer: Debbie Dowling

Programs: Jennifer Clark, Chris Clemons

Webmaster: Penny Webster

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Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385

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Next Monthly Meeting

The September 26 Clamshell monthly meeting is the birthday celebration complete with cake and the birthday quilt! A new quilt challenge will be announced. Note this meeting is on the 4th Wednesday.

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 the 2018 Show Description here.

See a photo of the beautiful 2018 Raffle Quilt here.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

In October Paula Nadelstern will present a lecture on Symmetry and Surprise: The Kaleidoscope as Design. The Thursday workshop is Simple Symmetry.

In November the speaker is Michelle Renee Hiatt. She will present a trunk show about her development as a quilter. Her workshop on Signs of Autumn will use Deb Tucker rulers to make a seasonal table runner.

December is the holiday potluck, $10 gift exchange, and the raffle of the holiday quilt.


Upcoming date for Clamshell retreats is Nov. 9-11, 2018. More details are on the Events page.

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 2016 through September 2017 are posted on the BOM page. The June 2017 instructions update is posted there.

The monthly meeting dates for September 2017 through August 2018:

  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • July 18, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • September 26, 2018