Helpful Information You Should Know
If you are flying and don't want to rent a car, we provide a round trip shuttle service. We'll pick you up at the Duluth, MN airport and take you on the ferry to our front door. Round trip shuttle service is $240, and is inclusive of ferry passage. If you wish to sign up for the service please mention this when you register.
Bernina sewing machine rentals
We provide Bernina 530 sewing machines for rent during your workshop. The rental fee is $75 per week.
Our Studio Equipment
Includes irons, ironing boards, cutting tables, cutting mats, 4 x 8’ design boards and fabulous prairie views.
Local Fabric Shops
- Woods Hall on Madeline Island has a selection of yarns including homegrown and dyed lambs wool.
- Orchards Edge Quilt Shop in our port town of Bayfield, offers an extensive selection of fabrics and threads. Enjoy an evening ferry ride and dinner in Bayfield, and a visit to the shop.
- Ashland Quilt Company if you are driving here, and your route takes you through Ashland WI, which is only twenty miles from Bayfield, you can add to your stash at this wonderful Wisconsin quilt shop.
We also have Fiber Art Workshops! Click here to browse.
Here is what people are saying about MISA!
“MISA has one of the best classrooms I've ever been able to teach in… The organizers were a dream to work with, and my students accomplished great things!” – MISA quilting instructor, David Taylor
“This is one of my favorite places to teach here in North America. The art school has been very thoughtfully planned out on this small island surrounded by wonderful vegetation and animal life. The classroom is so spacious and we spent to the week overlooking the meadow where many deer and birds visited...The island is so easy to get to. I flew into Duluth then drove a couple of hours caught a 20 minute ferry and then drove one mile to the school.” – MISA quilting instructor, Sue Spargo