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About Salt Creek Quilters Guild


Salt Creek Quilters Guild meets just outside of Chicago in Hinsdale and Countryside. Salt Creek Quilters Guild, originally founded in 1981, was created to promote the art of quilt-making and to provide educational opportunities to members of the Guild and the surrounding community. It has a strong commitment to giving back to the community by making and donating quilts to many nonprofits and hospitals. The Guild often provides members to speak about quilting to local groups and creates colorful and educational displays at local area libraries. 


Salt Creek Quilters Guild attracts national and local quilt experts to display their quilts, lecture on a variety of quilt-related topics, and teach small workshops to Guild members. 


The Guild also hosts a bi-annual quilt show in the spring which is enjoyed by the Chicago-area community.


Members are encouraged to get involved in these Guild-sponsored activities as part of our quilting community. See below for more information on activities.

  • Bees

  • Forums

  • Community Service

  • Garage Sale
  • Library

Guild Activities



Bees are comprised of 5-10 members who meet on a regular basis to make quilts based on a common theme.  Some bees meet in-person while others meet via zoom.  If you would like to join a bee or learn more about a specific bee, contact us at  Current bees are:

  • Row Bee

  • Charity Bee

  • Challenge Bee

  • Postcard Bee

  • Sew Random Bee



Forums are comprised of members who share a common interest.  They provide support and advice to practitioners. Current forums center on the topics below.  If you have an idea for a new forum or want to join an existing one, contact

  • Long arm quilting

  • EQ8 Design software

  • Machine Embroidery


Community Service

There are a variety of ways to use your talents to help with Community Service  that support charities.


Take home a kit from the Guild meeting and bring it back when

completed. We have a variety of kits to choose from, including:

  • Kits with coordinating fabrics for you to design

  • Kits with a pattern and precut fabrics

  • Quilt sandwiches - All you have to do is quilt and bind.


Donate a completed top or quilt made with fabric from your own stash.


Donate supplies for making quilts and kits

  • Quilt store-quality fabrics, free of odors or stains.

  • Large pieces of batting.


Attend Community Service days.  Activities may include cutting fabric, creating kits, sewing tops and small items and quilting.

Garage Sale

The Garage Sale table at our monthly meetings serves as a win-win for everyone. Active members can donate used books, patterns, magazines and quilt-related supplies that are no longer wanted. The items are sold at a nominal cost with all profits going to the Guild.



Salt Creek Quilters Guild has an extensive quilt-related library available to its members. At monthly meetings, the librarian and her committee offer a selection of books, magazines, and tools for members to borrow. A list of available books is available on the Guild's website under Member Resources. Items must be returned at the following month's meeting. All items can be renewed for one month or longer by special arrangement with the librarian. The fines schedule for late returns can be found in the Directory. This committee adds new titles every year and welcomes members' recommendations.

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