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
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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 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
To contact us:
Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385
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Next Monthly Meeting
On April 20 Mickey Depre will give a lecture and trunk show entitled "Colorific 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.
Upcoming Monthly Meetings
On May 18 the featured speakers will be Joan Blade Johnson and Melanie Johnston who are local fiber artists. Their lecture is entitled "Contemporary Fiber Art Sprouting From Traditional Roots". Their presentation is accompanied by a trunk show of their work which illustrates the many ways to create images and creative designs to be incorporated into your quilt projects. This should be a delightful and visually stimulating presentation. See some of Joan's work here.
The June 15 meeting will be all about the Clamshell upcoming quilt show in August. Come ready to be involved and volunteer if you haven't done so already.
Angela Walters will be the guest speaker at the July 20 meeting and is sure to delight all of us with her trunk show highlighting her stunning work that is so popular at many of the large quilt shows. Her presentation will be followed up with a workshop to introduce each of us to small changes that we can make in our machine quilting to produce dramatic results. Come and enjoy-signup for the workshop as it should be a lot of fun and challenging.
August 17 will be the annual summer picnic which is always fun and a nice way to relax after the work and excitement of the quilt show.
Current Events Chair Jessica Bernier has a list of quilt shows around New England in 2016. Enjoy!
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
The applique open sew 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