Quiltworx University MISA Wisconsin

September 10-15, 2023

Join us in Madeline Island, Wisconsin for Quiltworx University!

Come sew with Judy and friends!

September 10-15, 2023!

(3 p.m. check in on September 10th)

This Quiltworx University event is located at the beautiful Apostle Islands, at the Madeline Island School of the Arts in Wisconsin!  Madeline Island is known for its magnificent light and colors, creating an unparalleled setting for a week of inspiration and creativity.

Our Quiltworx University events are perfect for both beginning paper piecers and those with a full-on Judy addiction! There will be classes, demonstrations, and a trunk show of gorgeous quilts that will surely be inspirational. If you’re looking for a smaller event, this workshop is perfect with a maximum of 44 spots available, but they go quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Our sponsoring Certified Shop is Pine Needles Quilt and Sew from Rochester, MN! 

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Meet the Certified Instructors!

Kristen and Elsa will be on hand teaching along side Judy. Each of them will be demonstrating the techniques for making of the blocks in your quilt! You’ll know step by step what you need to do to complete your beautiful quilt.

Kristen Bender

Kristen Bender • Minnetonka, MN

Kristen has been teaching since 2011 and is thrilled to share Judy’s techniques, tips & tricks with others. She loves to see students’ eyes light up with excitement when they learn about them for the first time.

Her passion for sewing began in Germany at age 9, when she sat with her mother and sewed clothes for her dolls. After she discovered quilting in 2004 her patchwork addiction was born. When she’s not quilting/teaching, she manages an office full of non-quilters and enjoys spending time with her husband and golden retriever.

Elsa Neubauer

Elsa Neubauer • Greenville, SC

Elsa’s love of the sewing and creating started young. She made her first quilt in her teens, but was not in love with the processes. In the early 2000s, Elsa decided to give quilting a try again. She saw a Quiltworx ad in a quilting magazine and knew she was up for the challenge and wanted to make that quilt.

She found a quilt shop offering a class and made her first Quiltworx quilt, Summer Solstice. Since then she has attended numerous retreats and has now made over 40 Quiltworx projects and has many more in the queue. 

Elsa loves to share the Quiltworx processes with quilters and has many years of experience in teaching adult learners at a variety of skill levels.


Exclusive Project Sneak Peek!



For every Quiltworx University, we create an exclusive project, giving you the opportunity to create a completely unique quilt! For this Quiltworx University, we’ll be offering new block layouts and border expansions for the Stella Maris Mixer Series, and MISA attendees will be the FIRST to create with them! We’re pleased to give you this sneak peek of the possibilities available for this event. There will be 3 quilt sizes, many new blocks, and the latest fabrics available from throughout the quilting industry. There’s never been a better reason to sign up!

The new projects will be available to play with in Quiltster. Audition fabrics and blocks, and receive a kit cut down to the strip level ready for you when you arrive, if you want. Every attendee will receive a free six month subscription to Quiltster to plan their projects!

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It’s the experience of a lifetime!

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