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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.

BDay Cake

Clamshell is celebrating a Happy 30th Birthday!

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 6 PM and the meeting begins at 6:30.

Considering joining?
Click here for the 2019/2020 membership form (pdf)
Print the form, fill it out and bring it to a meeting.

Click here for the New Member's Manual.

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To see photos of the Clamshell Quilt Shows, and more, visit the extensive Clamshell photo galleries.

President: Jesse Bernier

Vice Presidents: Sue Ellen Nugget, Cindy Perkins

Secretary: Pat Cosgrove

Treasurer: Debra Bennett

Programs: Cindy Perkins

Webmaster: Penny Webster

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

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The June 2020 monthly meeting will use Zoom.

Meeting information is in the latest email.


The Clamshell Quilt Show is held every 2 years. The 2020 Show has been postponed until 2021. See the photos from previous shows here.

Dates for the 2020 retreats, to be held at Camp Wightman, are March 20-22 and November 13-15. Contacts are Jane Popov Dadiani and Diane Kolka. The fee is $160 and includes 2 nights lodging, and 6 meals. This is a great opportunity to spend extended time on a project and have a lot of fun at the same time.

The Clamshell Board of Directors has released a Mission Statement. This is helpful to all members whether new or long-standing.

Clamshell members are invited to come to open sewing at the East Lyme Senior Center, held the first Monday of the month 1pm - 5pm, on the third Friday from 5pm - 10:00pm, and on the last Tuesday evening of the month 5pm - 10:00pm,

The applique open sew meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm - 9pm at the East Lyme Senior Center.

The blocks of the month for October 2019 through September 2020 are posted on the BOM page.

The monthly meeting dates for October 2019 through August 2020:

  • October 16 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 18, 2019
  • January 15, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 20, 2020
  • June 17, 2020
  • July 15, 2020
  • August 19, 2020
  • September 16, 2020
  • October 21, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • December 16, 2020