Teachers 2023

Alegre Retreat 2023 Teachers

Alegre Retreat

Katie Pasquini Masopust is our master of ceremonies and has gone to great lengths to line up a fabulous team of instructors who will offer a rich variety of courses for the 2023 Alegre Retreat.

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Jane Dunnewold: Jane Dunnewold teaches and lectures internationally, and has mounted numerous solo exhibitions, including Inspired by the Masters (Texas Quilt Museum (2018) and the National Quilt Museum in 2019. A second mixed media series featuring re-purposed quilt blocks and gold leaf was exhibited at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas (2017) and at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

Her work won Best of Show in the exhibition Timeless Meditations (Tubac Art Center/2013). She is a recipient of the Quilt Japan Prize, and Gold Prize at the Taegue (Korea) International Textile Exhibition. The San Antonio Art League named Dunnewold Artist of the Year for 2019. In 2020 her archives were acquired by the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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Paula Kovarik:  After thirty years as a graphic designer Paula Kovarik has time now to pursue her art. She received her degree in design from Southern Illinois University. Her work has been shown in national and international shows devoted to the art of the quilt including Quilt National, Quilt=Art=Quilts, FiberArt Now Excellence in Fibers, ArtQuilt Elements and Visions shows. It has been collected by the International Quilt Museum, Memphis International Airport, Memphis Urban Arts Commission and private collectors. She has been profiled in American Craft, Fiber ArtNow and Art Quilting Studio magazines. Paula lives and works in Memphis, TN as a full-time artist. 


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Terrie Hancock Mangat: Having received a BA in Art from the University of Kentucky, Terrie Mangat embarked on a career as a Contemporary Quiltmaker. She has an established reputation as one of the most important embellishers working today. Her complex compositions draw upon the power of pattern, have multiple focal points, are comprised of a myriad of materials, and objects in addition to fabrics, paint, thread, buttons, beads , and photographic representations. Together, these materials enable Mangat to achieve a scale so large that the viewer feels physically encompassed by the story she tells. Terrie’s work has been exhibited in museums across the US , in Japan, England, and Europe.

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For 40+ years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques.

Katieʼs easy, energetic manner has made her a very popular teacher and lecturer. When not in residence at her studio in California she travels the world presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes; not only in North America, but in Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Awards and accolades have been numerous for Katie, culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival. A prolific author, Katie shares her enthusiasm for the art of creative quilting through her numerous books, her many classes, and now as executive director of Alegre Retreat held at Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado – a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists.


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