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Clamshell Quilt Guild was organized in 1989 to bring together people interested in:

  • Preserving the art of quilting
  • Learning new methods of quilting
  • Sharing expertise among the members
  • Meeting and making friends with other quilters

Our members come from eastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island.

Time and Place for Monthly Meetings

Meetings are usually held the third Wednesday of each month at Temple Emanu-El, Dayton Road, Waterford, CT. For directions click here. Doors open at 5:45 PM and there is a social hour until the meeting begins at 6:30.

Click here to see the Clamshell photo galleries.

Considering joining?
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.

To contact us:

Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385

President: Steven Tharp

Vice-President: Debbie Dowling and Joanne Hewett

Secretary: Kathy Wright

Treasurer: Sue Westner

Programs: Debbie Dowling and JoAnn Hewett

Webmaster: Penny Webster

email address:

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Next Monthly Meeting

The September 16 meeting is the Guild's birthday celebration and installation of new officers. Also there will be a Teacup Social. Members have donated new or gently used notions, rulers or patterns or kits or fabric they don't want to keep, and like an old-time basket social, those attending the meeting will have the opportunity to bid on items at the Teacup Social.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

At the October meeting Kate Themel will speak and present a trunk show on "A Painter's Approach to Fiber Art."

At the November meeting Victoria Findlay Wolfe will speak on "15 Minutes of Play: the What and Why of Play." She will conduct a workshop the next day at the Temple "15 Minutes of Play."


The next Clamshell Quilt show is "Quilts All Around the Town 2016" at College Center, Connecticut College on August 6-7, 2016. The committee meets regularly and details are posted as they become available here. For photos of the 2014 Show click here and enjoy.

Retreats are on the Events Page. Or click here for Jane's latest flyer. The spring retreat at Camp Wightman is April 24-26. Contact Diane Kolka for more details.

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 now meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month as of April 2014.

The blocks of the month for October 2014 through September 2015 are posted on the BOM page.