The Salt Creek Quilters Guild was founded in September 1981 by a group of 37 women under the direction of Paula Buttel, the Guild's first president. At the first meeting -- held at the LaGrange Public Library -- the Guild's name was chosen. The logo, designed by Helen Wiss, was adopted in May 1982. By-laws were written in 1983. Over the years, the Guild meeting location has changed six times to accommodate the growing membership.
The first quilt show, A Schoolhouse of Quilts, was held in the fall of 1986. Since that time, the Guild has hosted a quilt show biannually in the spring of even-numbered years.