2020 We Create Belonging

2020 Squam Lake retreats are now live Pre-registration for SPRING (click here) and FALL (click here) Retreats is OPEN (left) Sashiko Squamwork Apron with Jessica Marquez // (right) Modern Rice Resist with Chinatsu Nagamune We are thrilled to finally be able to share our gorgeous line-up for 2020! With over 25 stellar classes, a brand new week long offering added to our Spring retreat, and inspiring teachers who will each bring their unique voice and creative magic to our community, there is so much to … View Post

one day, one conversation

“Therefore, I want people to understand this: It is much easier to have a conversation with someone on Instagram whether it is nice, constructive, or just outright bullying. It’s much harder to actually have a conversation face-to-face with people and to talk about the issues. It feels like the same people are talking to each other online and we need to take this message beyond Instagram.” – Diane Ivey, Perspective  May 3rd, 2019  On Sunday, July 21st 2019 a group of creatives from the maker … View Post

Stitched Together *Venue Change*

When life gives you lemons… or 100 degree heat, you roll into the lovely hospitality of Hotel Providence! Due to Mother Nature’s plan this weekend for an infernal heat wave here in the North East, Stitched Together is being moved to the Hotel Providence Ballroom where we will surely stay cool and comfy. We originally chose the Athenaeum for it’s beauty and rich history – and are ever grateful for all the hard work they put into hosting us! – but as older buildings go there is no … View Post

moving at the speed of trust :: a letter from Elizabeth

For me, Squam has always been about finding a way to connect with our inner guide so that we have the strength and resilience and refreshed spirit to navigate this crazy world that seems intent on challenging us at every turn. The focus has always been on creativity: the essential creativity within each of us, the transformative power of creativity and recognizing the inherent creativity in one another. And though Squam offers respite, space for breath, going offline, sleeping in late and an abundance of … View Post

Stitched Together

pictured above: first row (l to r): Gaye Glasspie, Brandi Cheyenne Harper, Virginia Johnson second row (l to r): Mindy Tsonas, Tiffany LaTrice, Diane Ivey  Stitched Together :: a gathering to celebrate and discuss diversity & inclusion in creative maker spaces. Date :: Sunday, July 21st  Time :: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Location :: Providence Athenaeum, Rhode Island Cost :: FREE* *You will need to RSVP, thank you. All available seats have now been filled. We will be sharing a video recording of the day’s … View Post