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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 2014/2015 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 Joanne Hewett

Webmaster: Penny Webster

email address:

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Next Monthly Meeting

Challenge quilts are due at the meeting on October 22 and the winner will be chosen. The next day there will be a workshop on Twister technique led by Martha Pollak.

For photos of the August Quilt Show click here and enjoy.

Details of the Guild Travel Posters Challenge, due at the October 2014 meeting, can be found here.

Retreats are on the Events Page. Or click here for Jane's latest flyer.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

At the November 19 meeting, Penni Domikis of Cabin in the Woods Quilters will speak on "All Scrapped Out" and she will teach a workshop on scrap quilts the following day.

The December 17 meeting will host the holiday party.

Demo/Vendor night will be held at the January 21 meeting.

Open Sewing

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 next Clamshell Quilt show is "Quilts All Around the Town 2016" at College Center, Connecticut College on August 6-7, 2016. Find the details of the recent August 2014 show here.