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Here you will find information for Alegre Retreat as well as fiber art. Alegre Retreat is the premier conference for devotees of the fabric arts, providing an escape from everyday life for art quilters to come together to learn and share their expertise. Each year, dozens of quilting enthusiasts migrate an hour south of Grand Junction Colorado to Gateway Canyons. They gather together for the Alegre Retreat, the premier conference for devotees the fabric arts. Beginning in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1994, Katie Pasquini Masopust has successfully organized the retreat with the goal of highlighting the variety of quilting methods and specialties in this rich branch of the fabric arts. Alegre Retreat 2023.

Alegre Retreat will return to Gateway Canyons Resort in April 2023. The conference will feature Jane Dunnewold’s class, “Color Wheel Dyeing and Overdyeing”; Paula Kovarik’s class, “At Play in the Garden of Stitch”;  Terrie Hancock Mangat’s class, “We Move Mountains”; Katie Pasquini Masopusts’s class, “Grid Work”.

The retreat will span April 2nd to April 7th and will include five days of instruction. Students can choose to study with one of our instructors, Jane Dunnewold, Paula Kovarik, Terrie Hancock Mangat, or Katie Pasquini Masopust, and hear lectures from all four.

Registration is now open! Click here to register!

Dates – Opening reception: April 2nd, 2023

Classes: 5 day April 3rd-7th Jane Dunnewold, Paula Kovarik, Terrie Hancock Mangat, and Katie Pasquini Masopust

Scholarships are available for 2023. Deadline for 2023 Scholarship applications is November  1, 2022.

For questions please contact Katie Pasquini Masopust, 505-470-5202

Students are also welcome to come in early or extend their stay to enjoy the resort at the Alegre Day Student rate. 



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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