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
See photos of the meetings and activities in Archives by Alice:
To see photos of the Clamshell Quilt Shows, and more, visit the extensive Clamshell photo galleries.
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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.
Click here for the 2016/2017 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, Chris Clemons
Secretary: Pat Cosgrove
Treasurer: Deb Sommers
Programs: Joan Folcik, Chris Clemons
Webmaster: Penny Webster
To contact us:
Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385
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Next Monthly Meeting
At the May meeting Robert Shaw, an independent scholar and curator, will make a slide presentation based on his widely-acclaimed book, American Quilts: The Democratic Art.
Upcoming Monthly Meetings
On June 21, fiber artist and quilter Karen Eckmeier will speak on how to use her layering and topstitching technique called Layered Waves.
She will conduct a workshop the following day using that technique to create six different random roses.
The Clamshell Board of Directors has released a Mission Statement. This is helpful to all members whether new or long-standing.
Current Events Chair Jessica Bernier has produced a list of 2017 quilt shows around New England in 2017. Also, she has a list of 2017 shop hops in the area.
The recent Clamshell Quilt Show, held on August 6-7, 2016, was beautiful and well done. See the photos 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
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 October 2016 through September 2017:
- October 19, 2016
- November 16, 2016
- December 21, 2016
- January 18, 2017
- February 15, 2017
- March 15, 2017
- April 19, 2017
- May 17, 2017
- June 21, 2017
- July 19, 2017
- August 16, 2017
- September 27, 2017