Greenbelt MakerSpace Repair Cafe – 2024 March 16

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Greenbelt MakerSpace Repair Cafe – 2024 March 16

Repair Cafe 2024 March 16 and Quilting class March 17

Repair Cafe at Makerspace

The Greenbelt MakerSpace is hosting its quarterly Repair Café Saturday, March 16, from 10 to 2 at the Granite Building at 115 Centerway. Come learn how to repair your tired or broken stuff or help repair others’ items, and rescue them from the recycle or garbage bins. Bring your clothing, furniture, kitchen appliances, computers, jewelry, toys, etc. for the challenge of making it useful again.

Volunteers are welcome (and needed!!) to join us in making this a great community event, no experience necessary! Sign-up as a volunteer

The MakerSpace Repair Café program, the first in the Mid-Atlantic region, started in 2014 and made possible by an eager supporting group of volunteers.  Please email or show up to help (but it would be great to hear from you in advance).

Our Repair Café is a free community service offered by a volunteer staff to help people learn to repair their damaged or broken goods. We’ll set up several repair stations to focus on different types of objects: clothing and fabric items, computers, electronics, small appliances, jewelry, small motors, bicycles, and furniture.

Some types of repair work will be made easy simply by having the right tools for the job such as a sewing machine for a ripped shirt sleeve, glue and clamps for a loose chair leg, or silver solder for a damaged earring. Other repair work may need experienced people to help you rewire electrical connections or diagnose a tough computer glitch. Some items may need matching materials or spare parts to complete the repair, which the owner may already have. Otherwise, owners will be assisted in ordering the needed parts from local businesses, and repairs can be made at a later date.

Of course, not everything can be repaired, and some may end up going to the electronics recycling or other recycling.  We can’t promise to fix everything.

Quilting Class on 2024 March 17 at 1 pm

The Greenbelt MakerSpace is offering a quilting class for beginners on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of The Granite Building (entrance across from the Coop). Have you ever wondered how to get started quilting on a sewing machine? What tools do you need, how do you read a quilt pattern, and how to start putting your fabric blocks together? This beginner session is for you. Come sample what it takes to get started. Please bring your sewing machine, white cotton thread on a spool, sewing notions, and ideas for your quilt.  Participants are welcome to bring their own projects to receive help with them. Sewing machines can be borrowed from the MakerSpace tool library. Sign up with this form. We are requesting a $25 donation, either on PayPal or through your account.

Tool lending Library
Borrow tools and other things at the Tool Library on Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon and Sundays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Makerspace is also looking for general volunteers, please sign up at–NNKbt3FxLQQ-_IjshlfCP0-YMBXGlOmoibSU3w/viewform


To learn more about Repair Cafes, check out the following links:

International Repair Cafes and tips and tricks

Maker Space at Freetown Farm Transition Repair Café–repair.html

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