Alegre Retreat

Announcing the 2019 Alegre Retreat at Gateway CanyonsAlegre Retreat

This year Alegre Retreat will span April 14th to April 19th.

The conference will feature Cynthia England’s class, “Picture Piecing”; Kay Khan’s class, “Quilt Experiments: In Search of Your Creative Edge”; Velda Newman’s class, “Layers: Color, Shape, Texture & Form”; Katie Pasquini Masopust’s class, “Jumpstart Design and Creativity”.
The retreat will span April 14th to April 19th and will include five days of instruction. Students can choose to study with one of our instructors, Cynthia England, Kay Khan, Velda Newman, or Katie Pasquini Masopust and hear lectures from all four.

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 14th, 2019

Classes: 5 day April 15th-19th
Cynthia England: “Picture Piecing”
Kay Khan: “Quilt Experiments: In Search of Your Creative Edge”
Velda Newman: “Layers: Color, Shape, Texture & Form”
Katie Pasquini Masopust: “Jumpstart Design and Creativity”

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Monday April 15th: Lunch lecture with Cynthia England – Creating a Pictorial Quilt

Tuesday April 16th: Lunch lecture with Kay Khan – Textile Sculpture

Wednesday April 17th: Lunch lecture with Velda Newman – A Painter’s Approach To Quilt Design

Thursday April 18th: Lunch lecture with Katie Pasquini Masopust – The New Normal

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!

Registration begins Saturday, April 28th, 9:00am Mountain Time.

All participants registered for 2019 are eligible for a drawing to win a free participation package for 2020!
For additional information or to register, please call: 970-931-2725 or email: or

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