Long Arm Quilting

Upcoming events

    • 19 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 20 Nov 2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 2
            

    Intermediate Woodworking will expand the student's knowledge of wood shop safety and the proper setup and use of specific woodworking machinery. Machines covered in this class will include the joiner, table saw, planer and router. 
     
    During this hands-on, two day class students will be creating their very own wood cutting board while learning effective glue up methods, proper sanding techniques and efficient router setup. 

    A $20 materials fee covers each student's wood and consumables for their take-home project.

    This course will be held Wednesday November 19th and Thursday November 20th from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools is highly encouraged.

    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

    **Please wear appropriate shop attire: 
    Pants preferred, no loose fitting garments, hair tied back if shoulder length or longer.**
    • 19 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 17 Dec 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace workshop
    • 10

    This class will teach the ancient art of fusing glass to metal. It will be taught with a contemporary approach to the materials and process. Creative projects may include jewelry, wall art, bowls, etc. Techniques to be explored will be stencils, screen prints, wet packing, cloisonné, liquid enamels, etching and other techniques suitable to the materials. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students are welcome.

    This course will consist of 5 sessions, approximately 3 hours each, taught over 5 consecutive weeks. 

    Class dates are as follows:
    Nov 19th, Nov 26th, Dec 3rd, Dec 10th, Dec 17th.
    Classes will begin at 6pm and end at 9pm.

    Please note that there is also a one time $20 materials 
    fee that is mandatory for all class attendees. 
    **Closed toe shoes are required**
    • 23 Nov 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Welding Area
    • 5
    Copper Bowl Forming will teach each student how to form their own copper bowl with readily available tools and equipment using the sinking method. 
    The class will consist of both lecture and demonstration of the bowl forming method. It will include methods on forming copper, how to anneal copper, how to clean copper, general safety guidelines and much more!
    Each student will have their own workstation for rough forming the bowl. At the end of the workshop each student will have finished their own copper bowl and also have the knowledge and ability to continue on their own to form copper using the sinking method. 

    A small materials fee covers each student’s copper. 

    **Closed-toe shoes are required**
    • 30 Nov 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Screen printing basics. Make stuff! Print on T-shirts, signs, posters and just about anything you can think of.  Vinyl stencil is a quick easy way to get exposure to t-shirt printing using vector art.  You will learn to use the cutter/plotter, transfer vinyl stickers, and print shirts all in one class.  We will discuss tools, techniques and media.  Take advantage of hands-on projects and small class sizes. Get detailed understanding of what screen printing is and how to apply it to your project.  At Maker Place we have everything you need to make professional prints on t-shirts. In this class, we will learn to print with vinyl stencils. 
    Closed-toe shoes are required. 
    A small materials fee covers each student's pigments, ink and screens. 
    Students should bring in their own Tshirt that they would like to print on. (It wouldn't hurt to have a backup too.)
    Due to the extensive amount of information covered in this course, the instructor will provide a demo design for students to practice with. 
    • 02 Dec 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 3
            

    Intermediate Woodworking will expand the student's knowledge of wood shop safety and the proper setup and use of specific woodworking machinery. Machines covered in this class will include the joiner, table saw, planer and router. 
     
    During this hands-on, two day class students will be creating their very own wood cutting board while learning effective glue up methods, proper sanding techniques and efficient router setup. 

    A $20 materials fee covers each student's wood and consumables for their take-home project.

    This course will be held Tuesday December 2nd and Wednesday December 3rd from 5 PM to 7 PM.

    Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools is highly encouraged.

    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

    **Please wear appropriate shop attire: 
    Pants preferred, no loose fitting garments, hair tied back if shoulder length or longer.**
    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 5
    In this class you will learn the preparation skills that will save you from hours of trial and error. We will begin by cleaning and oiling the machine; and then move step by step through material selection to quilt loading. At each step you will learn about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them. Upon completion of this class you will understand how to select backing, batting, thread and needles as well as have hands on experience with thread tension and other adjustments specific to our machine. 
    **This class will certify you to use our long arm quilter.
    **Closed toe shoes are required.**
    • 05 Dec 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom and laser lab
    • 8

    Personalize and laser cut/etch your very own unique holiday tree ornaments.  Using any of several templates, this course introduces students to a variety of modern fabrication techniques including two dimensional drawing with computer assistance and use of laser cutter/engravers.  Under the watchful eye of one of Santa’s elves, students will first customize an ornament template for family names and/or dates, then create a file to transfer the design to one of MakerPlace’s five laser cutter/engravers.  In the laser workshop, elves will assist students with cutting and engraving acrylic via intense beams of laser light.  All good little boys and girls will go home with at least one custom ornament.

    A $10 material fee covers each student's acrylic. 

    Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of neither laser operation nor 2D drawing is required for this course.  All materials, PCs, software and memory sticks are provided.  This course is not sufficient qualification for independent laser engraver/cutter use.  The Laser Operation and 2D drawing courses are recommended for further study.

    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**


    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Conference Room
    • 14

                 

    This is a two session class on the many ways to use the round braiding technique to make amazing wire jewelry for gifts (or to reward yourself for getting your holiday shopping done early!)  Not only is this skill remarkably fast and easy to learn, it the gift that keeps on giving as you’ll never again be at a loss for a unique gift!  No soldering is required to make these very intricate and elegant pieces of jewelry.  In the first session we’ll be focusing on bracelets. Students will learn the following:

    - The basic round braiding with wire technique

    - How to work with different types and gauges (sizes) of wire

    - How to add beads to your wire bracelets and jewelry

    - Ways to easily color the wire

    In the second session, we’ll be learning the many variations, tips, and tricks that can be done with this versatile technique to make necklaces and earrings. Look forward to learning how to:

    - Make round braided cone shapes

    - “Split” the braid into multiple smaller braids

    - Handle braid end wires in multiple ways for clasping and finishing jewelry

    - Change the shape of your braids using a simple vise

    - Combine multiple types of wires for complex looking braids

    This is a 2 session class: December 6th and December 7th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

    Class Fee: $100 plus a $25 materials fee that includes all the wire and findings to complete 2-4 projects. Please note: If you’ve already taken Faux Silver Bracelets, you can just sign up for the second session only of this workshop for $50 plus $15 materials fee (please contact the front desk if you would like to only sign up for 2nd half of this course, 619-225-7288)

    Be prepared to leave this workshop with as much enthusiasm and inspiration as you can handle!

    **Closed toe shoes are required**




    • 07 Dec 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MakerPlace classroom and laser lab
    • 3

    Personalize and deep etch your very own unique holiday plates perfect for serving holiday cookies and similar goodies or special gift giving. Using any of several templates, this course introduces students to a variety of modern fabrication techniques including two dimensional drawing with computer assistance, use of laser cutter/engravers and the sand blaster/etcher.  Under the watchful eye of one of Santa’s elves, students will first customize a holiday themed template design for family names and/or dates, and apply a mask to the selected plate.  In the laser workshop, elves will assist students with cutting the etching mask using intense beams of laser light.  Students will then take the masked plates to the sand blaster for deep etching the customized design into the plates.  All good little boys and girls will go home with at least one customized plate. 

    This class has a $10 material fee.

    Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of either laser operation or 2D drawing is required for this course.  All materials, PCs, software and memory sticks are provided.  This course is not sufficient qualification for independent laser engraver/cutter use.  The Laser Operation and 2D drawing courses are recommended for further study.

    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

    • 07 Dec 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 5

    This class is intended to teach introductory monster making skills to the devious, nefarious and those just wanting to have some fun. Each student will design and bring to life their own talking monster through the following evil process:

    1.     Devising the evil plan: Will the monster be blood sucking? Will it need to have an extra-large mouth for eating small children? Will it be the sock monster that hides in the dryer? These are difficult questions that will need to be answered prior to proceeding to monster making step #2.
    2.     Monster pattern making: Instructions on how to create a one of a kind basic pattern.
    3.     Making the monster talk with a recordable, button activated board.
    4.     Fabrication of the beast: Cutting, sewing, stuffing and electrocuting (this is dependent on the type of monster…obviously).

    A $20 material fee covers each student's fabric, thread, intestines, vocal cords and other important bits and pieces. 

    This class is intended for ages 13+, evil geniuses under the age of 13 will need a parent or guardian to assist them.

    **Closed toe shoes are required**



    • 08 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 9

    Learn how to make the ten minute table runner! A quick and easy gift for holiday parties, hostess gifts, or secret Santa. 

    This project is designed for the person who has never used a sewing machine before.  We also welcome experts who just want to have fun.  This is a great way to get an idea of how sewn objects are planned and executed. 

    Our super sewing elf (identifiable by his red nose and pointy shoes) will oversee all projects and help students familiarize themselves with the sewing machines. If you'd like to add more custom elements to your project be sure to check out our Intro to Embroidery course and learn to use the 6 needle computerized embroidery machine. 

    This class has an $11 material fee. 

    Materials are available if you want yours to look just like the sample above, or bring a half yard and a third of a yard of the fabric of your choice to create your own custom look! 

    This is a beginner course so there are no prerequisites. 

    **Closed toe shoes are required.**

    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 5

    In this course our super sewing elf will teach students how to construct bi-fold wallets our of fabric. Not only do they make great gifts, you can use them to organize all your credit cards to streamline your holiday shopping! This class is a great way to learn about finishing techniques and learn about general fabric construction.  Beginners are welcome and our super sewing elf will be happy to assist you with any procedure that you may find intimidating. 

    There is an $11 material fee for this course. 

    There will be materials available but you are more than welcome to bring in fabrics of your choice (1/4 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics). Please be aware that this specific wallet works best with materials comparable to denim and lighter.  If you'd like to add more custom elements to your project be sure to check out our Intro to Embroidery course and learn to use the 6 needle computerized embroidery machine. 

    This is a beginner course so there are no prerequisites. 

    **Closed toe shoes are required.** 

    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 17 Dec 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Classroom
    • 4


    In this course students will learn how to navigate, sketch, solid model, sculpt, assemble and render realistic images in Autodesk Fusion 360. Students will leave with an understanding of direct modeling, dimension sketches, T-spline bodies, functional design and final product rendering. There is a lot to learn in Fusion 360, so this course is intended to serve as a "jumping off" point to get started and help with all aspects of the product in some sense. With this course, students will be able to dive deeper into the areas of Fusion 360 that are most interesting. 

    This class will cover topics around: 

    1. 3D surfaces and solid modeling

    2. 3D rendering and visualization

    3. Assemblies and motion studies

    4. Drawing creation

    5. Fabrication

    This course is divided into 3 parts:

    Part 1: Tuesday Dec. 9th from 6 PM-9 PM. 

    Part 2: One hour Q&A, Friday Dec. 12th from 7 PM-8 PM. 

    Part 3: Wednesday Dec. 17th from 6 PM-9 PM.

    Prerequisites: 

    Knowledge of using a 3-button mouse, as well as experience with CAD modeling software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Rhino, Sketch-Up, etc. is an advantage. No traditional 3D CAD modeling necessary, but preferred. 

    Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops (please see software requirements below). **Students bringing their own laptops will need to download the Autodesk Fusion 360 software prior to the class. The trial or paid version can be downloaded by visiting: Autodesk Fusion 360 website

    MakerPlace will provide a PC laptop with the downloaded software for students who do not bring their own.

    Software requirements for laptops: Apple Mac OS X 10.8 or later, Microsoft Windows 7 or later, CPU: 64 bit processor (32-bit not supported), Memory: 3GB RAM (4GB recommended). An internet connection (WiFi provided at MakerPlace). Hard drive space of approx. 300mb, for the Fusion 360 client. Graphics card: All graphics cards on supported hardware (except Intel GMA X3100). Pointing device: Microsoft-compliant mouse, Apple mouse, Magic mouse, MacBook Pro.

    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

    • 14 Dec 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 5
    Advanced Screen PrintingMult-icolor registration. Want to learn more? Photo emulsion is the industry standard for multi-color screen printing. It is the best way to control multi-color images and it lets you work in any art format. Take advantage of hands on projects and small class sizes. Maker Place has everything you need to coat, mount, and burn screens. It is easy and fun! Save money and do it yourself. This class is intended to build upon the knowledge, gained in “Screen Printing Basics”. It is highly recommended that you have an understanding of screens, inks, and techniques before taking this class.  
    Closed-toe shoes are a requirement.
    A small materials fee covers each student's pigments, ink and screens.
    Students should bring in their own Tshirt that they would like to print on. (It wouldn't hurt to have a backup too.)
    Due to the extensive amount of information covered in this course, the instructor will provide a demo design for students to practice with. 
    • 17 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 5
    Now that the hard part is done, let's learn how to quilt! This class is hands on. You will be guided through the quilting processes; securing edges, tensioning fabric, pulling up bobbin thread, locking stitches and tending batting. We will introduce stipple, meandering, pantographs, and teach the final steps of finishing and removing the quilt. With a focus on disaster prevention, you will learn exactly what is needed to quilt without a snag! We will wrap up by discussing all of the things we have learned and how they will affect the finished product. 


    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

    • 17 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • 18 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Wood Shop
    • 3
            

    This course, presented by one of Santa’s most experienced wood-working elves, will lead each student through the steps required to produce an exotic wooden cutting board for their own use or special gifting.  This will expand the student's knowledge of wood shop safety, proper setup and use of woodworking machinery leading to the construction of a fabulous, exotic, and unique cutting board.

    During this hands-on, two day class, students will craft their very own wood cutting board while learning effective glue up methods, proper sanding techniques and efficient router setup. The first day covers most of the fabrication through glue-up.  The second day is mostly devoted to fine finishing.  Machines covered in this class will include the joiner, table saw, planer and router. 

    A $20 materials fee covers each student's wood and consumables for their take-home project.

    This course will be held Wednesday December 17th and Thursday December 18th from 6 PM to 8 PM.

    Prerequisite: Prior completion of Intro to Wood Shop Power Tools is not required but recommended. Before independent use of wood tools.

    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

    **Please wear appropriate shop attire: 

    Pants preferred, no loose fitting garments, hair tied back if shoulder length or longer.**

    • 21 Dec 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Welding Area
    • 2
    Copper Bowl Forming will teach each student how to form their own copper bowl with readily available tools and equipment using the sinking method. 
    The class will consist of both lecture and demonstration of the bowl forming method. It will include methods on forming copper, how to anneal copper, how to clean copper, general safety guidelines and much more!
    Each student will have their own workstation for rough forming the bowl. At the end of the workshop each student will have finished their own copper bowl and also have the knowledge and ability to continue on their own to form copper using the sinking method. 

    A small materials fee covers each student’s copper. 

    **Closed-toe shoes are required**

Past events

19 Nov 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
16 Nov 2014 AOS- Advanced Screen Printing
02 Nov 2014 Screen Printing Basics
19 Oct 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
15 Oct 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
12 Oct 2014 AOS- Advanced Screen Printing
08 Oct 2014 Intermediate Woodworking
28 Sep 2014 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
24 Sep 2014 Intermediate Woodworking
21 Sep 2014 Screen Printing Basics
17 Sep 2014 Intermediate Woodworking
14 Sep 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
10 Sep 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
20 Aug 2014 Intermediate Woodworking
17 Aug 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
13 Aug 2014 AOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 2
30 Jul 2014 Intermediate Woodworking
27 Jul 2014 Screen Printing Basics
19 Jul 2014 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
02 Jul 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
02 Jul 2014 Intermediate Woodworking
29 Jun 2014 Screen Printing Basics
29 Jun 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
22 Jun 2014 AOS- Advanced Screen Printing
04 Jun 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
01 Jun 2014 Screen Printing Basics
28 May 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
24 May 2014 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
18 May 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
04 May 2014 Screen Printing Basics
23 Apr 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
20 Apr 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
15 Apr 2014 Round Braided Wire Bracelets Workshop
13 Apr 2014 Sewing for Jr Makers: A Easter Day Apron Class (ages 8-15 ONLY)
09 Apr 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
06 Apr 2014 Screen Printing Basics
05 Apr 2014 Round Braided Wire Bracelets Workshop
30 Mar 2014 Introduction to Precious Metal Clay Using Bronze
23 Mar 2014 AOS- Advanced Screen Printing
19 Mar 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
19 Mar 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
16 Mar 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
14 Mar 2014 Industrial Silicone Molding Workshop
09 Mar 2014 Screen Printing Basics
16 Feb 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
12 Feb 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
12 Feb 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
01 Feb 2014 Build your own Quadcopter: for beginners
19 Jan 2014 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
18 Jan 2014 Screen Printing Basics
15 Jan 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
12 Jan 2014 Build your own Quadcopter: for beginners
08 Jan 2014 Copper Enameling Workshop
15 Dec 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
13 Dec 2013 Beginning Fabrication Techniques applied to Sculpture
26 Nov 2013 Independent Studies on Sculpture by Fabrication
20 Nov 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
17 Nov 2013 Screen Printing Basics
17 Nov 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
20 Oct 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
16 Oct 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
15 Oct 2013 Advanced Fabrication Techniques applied to Sculpture
29 Sep 2013 Screen Printing Basics
25 Sep 2013 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
22 Sep 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
11 Sep 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
09 Sep 2013 Intermediate Fabrication Techniques applied to Sculpture
01 Sep 2013 Screen Printing Basics
25 Aug 2013 Build your own Quadcopter: for beginners
18 Aug 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
07 Aug 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
07 Aug 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
05 Aug 2013 Fabrication Techniques applied to Sculpture
14 Jul 2013 Screen Printing Basics
03 Jul 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
22 Jun 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
16 Jun 2013 Screen Printing Basics
10 Jun 2013 Intro to Foldforming Copper
29 May 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
22 May 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
19 May 2013 Screen Printing Basics
08 May 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
05 May 2013 Screen Printing Basics
29 Apr 2013 Intro to Foldforming Copper
27 Apr 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
24 Apr 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
22 Apr 2013 Basic Patina on Steel
10 Apr 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
07 Apr 2013 Screen Printing Basics
03 Apr 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 2
23 Mar 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
20 Mar 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
13 Mar 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
10 Mar 2013 Screen Printing Basics
03 Mar 2013 Color Theory
27 Feb 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
23 Feb 2013 Copper Bowl Forming Workshop
13 Feb 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
10 Feb 2013 Screen Printing Basics
16 Jan 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
09 Jan 2013 Copper Enameling Workshop
30 Dec 2012 Screen Printing Basics
28 Nov 2012 Copper Enameling Workshop
14 Nov 2012 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
04 Nov 2012 Screen Printing Basics
24 Oct 2012 Band Saw Box Making-Session 1
21 Oct 2012 Free Motion Machine Quilting Basics
14 Oct 2012 Screen Printing Basics
10 Oct 2012 Copper Enameling Workshop
03 Oct 2012 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
23 Sep 2012 Screen Printing Basics
05 Sep 2012 Copper Enameling Workshop
02 Sep 2012 Screen Printing Basics
28 Jun 2012 BOS-Intro to the Long Arm Quilter (LQ101)
31 May 2012 BOS-Intro to the Long Arm Quilter (LQ101)
17 May 2012 BOS-Intro to the Long Arm Quilter (LQ101)
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