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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 2024.

Alegre Retreat will return to Gateway Canyons Resort in April 2024. The conference will feature Sue Benner’s class, “Wild Abandon: Collage/Layer/Abstract”; Susan Carlson’s class, “Fabric Collage Images”;  Cat Larrea’s class, “Desktop Dye Painting”; Katie Pasquini Masopusts’s class, “Stitched Paintings from Landscapes to Still Life”.

The retreat will span April 7th to April 12th and will include five days of instruction. Students can choose to study with one of our instructors, Sue Benner, Susan Carlson, Cat Larrea, or Katie Pasquini Masopust, and hear lectures from all four.

The classes for Alegre Retreat 2024 are full. There are several spots left for independent study. 

Click here to register for Alegre Retreat 2024

Dates – Opening reception: April 7th, 2024

Classes: 5 day April 8th-12th Sue Benner, Susan Carlson, Cat Larrea, and Katie Pasquini Masopust

Scholarships are available for 2024. Deadline for 2024 Scholarship applications is October 27, 2023.

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. 


Click here to download the 2024 teachers and classes information

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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