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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

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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.

Considering joining?
Click here for the 2017/2018 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

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To contact us:
Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385

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Next Monthly Meeting

Note that the September meeting will be on September 27, not the usual third Wednesday. September is for celebrating the guild's birthday and installing the officers for the coming year.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

The October speaker is Linda Hahn, the award winning author of New York Beauty Diversified, the Rock the Block series and Quilt MatchUp!-Stash vs Cash. Linda has a way of taking a complex-looking project and breaking it down to make it easy to understand. Her lecture on October 18 will be "New York Beauty State of Mind." The workshop on the following day will be New York Beauty Simplified. The workshop fee is $40 for Clamshell members and $50 non-members. There is also a kit fee of $25. The kit includes custom cut acrylic templates and pre-printed papers that can be left in the quilt. The deadline for registering is October 2. For more information contact Joan Folcik.


The Clamshell Challenge for 2018 is “Things With Wings“. Click here for details and entry form.

The next Clamshell Quilt Show will be held on August 4-5, 2018. See a photo of the beautiful 2018 Raffle Quilt here.

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.

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:

  • September 27, 2017 (fourth Wednesday)
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 20, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • July 18, 2018
  • August 15, 2018