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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

See photos of the meetings and activities in Archives by Alice:

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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.

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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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Clamshell Quilt Guild
Post Office Box 3
Waterford, CT 06385

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Next Monthly Meeting

The January 18 meeting is Vendor and Demo Night. Visiting that night will be Stitch Chicks, That's Sew Debbie, Six Gable Designs, Ct. Quilt Works, My Friends And Me, and Dan Correia, who sharpens scissors. Guild members Michelle Holt, Mary Kay Granata and Val Graley will be doing demonstrations. Jan Roberta will be sharing information from the Quilts of Valor. Entries into the Music of 60's challenge will be displayed and judged; members participating should fill out and bring a challenge entry form. Entry forms will also be available at the meeting.

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

The February meeting will feature Barb Vedder, a Clamshell member. She will speak and present a trunk show.

In March fiber artist and longarm quilter, Allison Wilbur will take us on a Trip Around the World with her quilts and fabrics she has collected while living in different parts of the world.

In April Carole Lyles Shaw, a modern improvisational quilter will give a presentation entitled What is a Modern Quilt and How I Got Started. In her workshop Carole will help reduce your fear of using curves with her method for sewing freehand cut curves. No templates are required.


Registration is now open for the 2017 Clamshell Challenge, Music of the Sixties.

Current Events Chair Jessica Bernier has a list of quilt shows around New England in 2016. Enjoy!

The recent Clamshell Quilt Show, held on August 6-7, 2016, was beautiful and well done. See the photos here.

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 2015 through September 2016 are posted on the BOM page.

The monthly meeting dates for October 2016 through September 2017:

  • October 19, 2016
  • November 16, 2016
  • December 21, 2016
  • January 18, 2017
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • April 19, 2017
  • May 17, 2017
  • June 21, 2017
  • July 19, 2017
  • August 16, 2017
  • September 20, 2017