Do It Yourself


The DIY Action Team is a group of handson learners and passionate makers. We aim to facilitate individual and community empowerment, intergenerational exchange, and a generous culture of learning, accountability and safety.

The first project of the DIY Action Team is the Quadra Island Library of Things and Community Workshop (the QUILT). Like books in a library, the QUILT will house tools and other resources that can be borrowed, referenced, or used on site. We will also be putting together a skills registry of islanders who are willing to volunteer knowledge and expertise. We’ve begun with a survey to ascertain the needs and interests of the community.

As an initial step we are working on a portable tool-lending shed. The team is planning to host events such as repair cafés and “tool-torial” workshops.
In the future, the DIY Action Team envisions a large facility for sharing tools, materials, and skills. It will include making and learning spaces for both individual and community-wide projects.

Have an idea for us? Want to help out with one of the projects underway? We would greatly welcome your involvement! Please email us here, and we’ll be in touch.