The red rocks surrounding Gateway Canyons Resort

Alegre Retreats

Alegre Retreat highlights a variety of quilting methods and specialties in this rich branch of the fabric arts.

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.

Welcome to Alegre Retreat at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
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 2018 will span April 22th to April 27th. The retreat will feature: Fran Skiles’s teaching “Paper Collage – Printing/Painting”; Susan Carlson’s “Fabric Images”; Jane Sassaman’s “Abstracting from Nature”; and Katie Pasquini Masopust’s will teach “Fractured Landscapes”.

With so many ways to enjoy Alegre Retreat, the premier art quilt conference at Gateway Canyons, Katie is hoping to give all who wish to participate a chance. She hopes that not only will Alegre provide an enriching experience for her committed quilters, but also that by reaching out more widely, the group will be able to broaden awareness of the fabric arts and deepen the quilting community.
Little Palm Bungalow  

Alegre Retreat is now open for booking: April 22 - 27, 2018

Alegre Retreat Package Includes with prices starting at $1,937*:

  • Sunday evening welcome reception 
  • Class instruction — at the Palisade Event Center and Kayenta Conference Rooms
  • Special events – i.e. dinner and tour of the Gateway Auto Museum
  • Morning wildflower walks
  • Alegre premiums 
  • Lodging 
  • Food and beverage

Learn more by visiting
or calling 970-931-2458 to reserve your space today.

*per participant assuming double occupancy