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Alegre Retreat History

Alegre Retreat, launched by Katie Pasquini Masopust in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1994, is the premier conference for devotees of the fabric arts, enabling art quilters to come together to learn and share their expertise and comraderie.  Each year, dozens of quilting enthusiasts migrate to Gateway Canyons Resort, a stunning and inspiring oasis one hour south of Grand Junction, Colorado, to fulfill Pasquini Masopust’s goal of showcasing the variety of methods and specialties in this rich branch of the fabric arts.


Alegre Retreat 2016

Alegre Retreat will return to Gateway Canyons Resort in April 2016.  The conference will feature Nancy Crow’s class, “Sets and Variables I & II Using a Simple & Compound Motif”; Rosalie Dace’s class, “Cross Currents”;  Gregory Case’s class, “Travel Photography”; Cynthia Corbin’s class “Emerging Style”; and Katie Pasquini Masopust’s class, “Stitched Paintings – Landscape to Still Life”.

Alegre Retreat is excited to offer both a six day and eight day package for 2016.
The six day package will span April 17th to April 22nd and will include five days of instruction. Students can choose to study with Rosalie Dace, Gregory Case, Cynthia Corbin, or Kaite Pasquini Masopust. The eight day package will span April 15th to April 22nd and will include seven days of instruction with Nancy Crow. Students will choose to study with one instructor and hear lectures from all five, including a closing banquet lecture with Nancy Crow.

Students are also welcome to come in early or extend their stay to enjoy the resort at the Alegre Day Student rate (call for the resort for details 970-931-2458).

Dates – Opening reception: April 17th, 2016
Lecture Series: April 18th & 20th
Classes: 5 day April 18th – 22nd
7 day with Nancy Crow April 16th – 22nd



Participant Testimonials

Shandra Belknap - Alegre Retreat


“The Alegre Art Retreat was one of the best quilting experiences I have had. I learned so much and the facilities and setting were exquisite. I can’t wait for the next retreat as I am already enrolled!!!”

Shandra Belknap

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