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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


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Next Monthly Meeting

The July 16 meeting is the annual picnic. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share based on their last name: A-C dessert, D-k appetizers and L-Z Main dish. Remember, no pork or shellfish.

Due date change: the Guild Travel Posters Challenge quilt entries for 2014 are due at the October 2014 meeting. Click here for details.

For details on the August Quilt Show click here.

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

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

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

After the bustle of the quilt show, August will be a time to relax. At the monthly meeting on August 20 there will be a special presentation from Connecticut Children's Theatre: "This Old Hat: American Heroines."

At the September meeting there will be a special 25th birthday celebration for the guild.

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).

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.