For those of you who do not know about the Alegre Retreat, you must check out their website. It is a 5 to 7 day retreat based in the canyon lands of Colorado, the setting is breathtaking and the learning, even better. This is a unique opportunity to learn from world-class fibre artists and art quilters while experiencing nature and gourmet food. Anyone can go, but what I’m really excited about is their YEA Scholarship, or the Young Emerging Artist Scholarship. This is a scholarship for quilters under 30 to go to this retreat for FREE!!! The winner must get themselves to the resort, but from there, everything is paid for. Accommodation and food at the stunning Gateway Canyons Resort and a 5 day workshop of their choosing with either Katie Pasquini Masopust, Jan Myers Newbury, or Joan Schulze.
I was fortunate enough to receive this scholarship last year, and attended Katie’s Color and Composition class. The creativity and inspiration among the 50 some quilters who attend this retreat is outstanding! I am writing this blog post to encourage all quilters under 30 to apply for this scholarship! It’s easy to apply for, you just have to send in 10 pictures of past work and a short essay about why you would like to attend. Not very many people know about the scholarship, and so few applications are received…AKA if you apply, you are very likely to win. The website says the deadline was February 1st, but I believe they have extended it to February 22nd, so please apply – you will not regret this experience – it is truly AMAZING!!!! Click here for more information.
Here are the projects I worked on in Katie’s class.