Alegre Retreat

Announcing the 2018 Alegre Retreat at Gateway CanyonsAlegre Retreat

This year Alegre Retreat will span April 22nd to April 27th.

The conference will feature Fran Skiles’s class, “Paper Collage – Printing/Painting”; Susan Carlson’s class, “Fabric Images”; Jane Sassaman’s class, “Abstracting from Nature”; and Katie Pasquini Masopust’s class, “Fractured Landscapes”.
The retreat will span April 22nd to April 27th and will include five days of instruction. Students can choose to study with one of our instructors, Fran Skiles, Susan Carlson, Jane Sassaman, or Katie Pasquini Masopust and hear lectures from all four, including a closing banquet lecture with Susan Carlson.

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 970-931-2725).

Dates – Opening reception: April 22nd, 2018

Classes: 5 day April 23rd-27th
Fran Skiles: “Paper Collage – Printing/Painting”
Susan Carlson: “Fabric Images”
Jane Sassaman: “Abstracting from Nature”
Katie Pasquini Masopust: “Fractured Landscapes”

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On Monday April 23rd: Lunch lecture with Fran Skiles  – Starting and Stopping a Collage.

Tuesday April 25th: Lunch lecture with Katie Pasquini Masopust – Never a Still Life!

Thursday April 26th: Lunch lecture with Jane Sassaman – Under the Influence.

Friday night closing banquet April 27th: Lecture with Susan Carlson – Susan Carlson’s Specimens.


There are so many ways to enjoy Alegre Retreat, the premier art quilt conference at Gateway Canyons Resort. Katie Pasquini Masopust wants to enable all who wish to participate a chance to experience this exceptional quilt retreat. She hopes that not only will Alegre Retreat provide an enriching experience for her committed quilters, but also that by reaching out more widely, Alegre Retreat will be able to broaden awareness of the fabric arts and deepen the quilting community.

Those who attended Alegre Retreat last year know to prepare for an unforgettable experience . . . first time attendees should expect to be wowed! Gateway Canyons, Colorado is a land of stunning views, magnificent rock formations and soul calming rivers. It is an area that has long inspired travelers, from the ancient Native American tribes that first settled there, to the pioneers of yesterday, and quilters of today. This setting, combined with the resort’s mission to celebrate the finest in Fiber Arts, makes Gateway Canyons the perfect host for the Alegre Retreat. You’ll also find all the pampering and/or adventures necessary to complete the perfect learning vacation!



All participants registered for 2018 are eligible for a drawing to win a free participation package for 2019!


For additional information or to register, please call: 970-931-2725 or email: or

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