In our bi-weekly staff meetings The Maker Spot staff is always talking about ways to grow the space and continue to make it the best experience possible for our users. One of the topics consistently discussed is our beloved long arm quilting machine affectionately known as Lucy. We have worked in the past to make our classes more accessible so that we can train as many people as possible to use the machine. We added a cancellation list, trained a volunteer instructor and increased the frequency and variety of times that classes are available.
Because all of these things have allowed us to train more people, there is now a higher than ever demand to actually use the machine. In order to be equitable in the usage of the machine, the limitations on using Lucy are being changed. So that the calendar will handle the management of these new limitations without staff intervention, we have had to create a new calendar specifically for Lucy reservations.