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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: Kim Rennie

Secretary: Kathy Wright

Treasurer: Sue Westner

Programs: Kim Rennie

Webmaster: Penny Webster

email address:

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Clamshell Quilt Guild

The East Lyme Senior Center will be closed on Labor Day. Therefore the First Monday Open Sew will be held September 8, 1pm to 5pm.

The Guild will participate in the annual "Down by the Riverside" Festival on Saturday, September 13th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm at Riverside Park in New London. For a description of the event click here.

Next Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting on September 17 will celebrate the 25th birthday of Clamshell Quilt Guild and new officers will be installed.

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

The Guild Travel Posters Challenge quilt entries for 2014 are due at the October 2014 meeting. Click here for details.

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

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

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.

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.

Quilt Show 2014

The next Clamshell Quilt show is "Quilts All Around the Town 2014" at College Center, Connecticut College on August 2-3, 2014. Alis Ohlheiser and Donna Barnum are Co-Chairs. For Show details click here. See a photo of the Raffle Quilt here.