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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 2017

Alegre Retreat will return to Gateway Canyons Resort in April 2017.  The conference will feature Elin Noble’s class, “Luminous Cloth: Removing Color with Hand-Applied Paste”; Emily Richardson’s class, “Inspiration Through Reflection: Painting Fabric, Creating Quilts”;  Sue Benner’s class “Driven To Abstraction: Developing Abstract Imagery”; and Katie Pasquini Masopust’s class, “Artful Log Cabins”.

Six day package will span April 9th to April 14th and will include five days of instruction. Students can choose to study with one of our instructors, Sue Benner, Elin Noble, Emily Richardson, or Katie Pasquini Masopust and hear lectures from all four, including a closing banquet lecture with Elin Noble.

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

Dates – Opening reception: April 9th, 2017

Classes: 5 day April 10th – 14th
Elin Noble: “Luminous Cloth: Removing Color with Hand-Applied Paste”
Emily Richardson: “Inspiration Through Reflection: Painting Fabric, Creating Quilts”
Sue Benner: “Driven To Abstraction: Developing Abstract Imagery”
Katie Pasquini Masopust: “Artful Log Cabins”



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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