Tiptoe Through the Tulips 2021



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Product Description

New and previous registrants may email Julie at julie@theneedlepointer.com with any questions.

Introducing a one-of-a-kind inspirational stitching excursion.

Let the natural beauty of the world-renowned Skagit Valley Tulip fields spark passion & creativity during this exclusive inspirational stitching excursion. This is the excuse you’ve been waiting for to visit us here in Washington State. Don’t delay, limited seats available.

In-person, remote, & kit-to-go options available.

Price for all options do NOT include cost of stitch-guide or thread pack – approximately $425.

Laura will be teaching virtually for in-person & remote options.

Cut-off to sign up for Remote option is March 25th 2021.

Kit’s to Go will be sent after the event.


APRIL 13th – 16th, 2021

This four-day event includes:

  • A themed canvas (stitch guide and thread pack are not included and will be charged separately)
  • Three days of instruction with the talented Laura Taylor via virtual instruction
  • One day excursion to the Skagit Tulip fields during their annual tulip festival.

You will be privately shuttled, and enjoy a private tour of the gardens with a Master Gardener – along with a salmon lunch and gift.

Payment options: You may choose to pay the full amount due now ($575) or apply a non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. Deposit details:

  • The $275 deposit is due now to reserve your spot.
  • The remaining balance ($375) will be charged between March 15th – April 5th

The Stitch Guide & Thread/Embellishment Pack (approx. $425) will be charged between April 5th – April 12th.

Itinerary Outline:

April 13th – All day class with Laura Taylor* at The Needlepointer in Edmonds. Lunch is not included – we recommend walking to PCC for their excellent salad and hot food buffet. Time TBD.

April 14th – 9:00am Depart from The Needlepointer to the Tulip Fields, lunch is included.

April 14th – 2:30pm Arrive back at The Needlepointer for open stitch until 5:00pm.

April 15th & 16th – All day class with Laura Taylor* at The Needlepointer. Lunch is not included – we recommend walking to PCC for their excellent salad and hot food buffet. Time TBD.

*All instruction will be virtual.

Remote class is also April 13th, 15th, & 16th (Time TBD). Laura will send you a link to join the Zoom conference and information via email. Excursion not included, but we will send you a goodie bag from the Tulip Festival.

The Canvas

Brenda Stofft’s Moon Light Poppy Garden by Alida Akers perfectly matches the dramatic beauty and magic of the Skagit Tulip Fields. This canvas is 13 mesh, and 14″ x 14″. Laura has expertly crafted a guide to creatively complete this piece.  Stitch Guide, Thread & embellishment kit TBD.

Laura Taylor

Laura’s interest for needlearts began as a young girl when she sat alongside her Grandmother crocheting, sewing, needlepointing, quilting and cross stitching. Her design background finds its way into every canvas that Laura works on with her love for color, texture and balance uniting to enhance her approach to the piece. Laura is a passionate teacher who collaborates with each student to bring out their personal best.

Historic Adventure

Around 1883, George Gibbs, an immigrant from England moved to Orcas Island WA, where he began to grow apples and hazelnuts. Nine years later, he purchased five dollars’ worth of flower bulbs to grow, and when he dug them up a couple years later and saw how they had multiplied, realized the potential for bulb-growing in the Puget Sound region. He then impressed the Dutch tulip farmers with his talent so much, that they shared their incredibly secret growing tactics. Today the 300 acres of tulip fields are visited by over 1 million each year.


Travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of each guest. We recommend Embassay Suites, located in Lynnwood, WA. We have partnered with this fabulous hotel for discounted rooms.

Stay tuned for updated hotel block information.

Cancellation Policy: Our policy is that 100% of your registration fee is refundable if you cancel 60 days prior to the event. Upon your cancellation your credit card will be credited back. We cannot roll over registration fees from one event to the next. Within 60 days of the event start, registration fee is nonrefundable.

After 60 days, no refunds will be issued for cancellation, but we will ship you your canvas and stitch guide after the event. Note, fibers/embellishments are available at an added cost.

Additional information

Payment Option

Excursion – Pay in full ($575), Excursion – Pay Deposit ($275), Remote – Pay in Full ($465), Kit-to-Go ($296)