Located approximately ten minutes off 101 in the cozy Sun Valley area of San Rafael, this warm and welcoming shop provides a wide range of gorgeous canvases, individual instruction, superior fibers, exquisite finishing, and other specialized services for everyone from the absolute beginner to the experienced stitcher. We specialize in special orders!


Come to the Point! is owned and operated by Michelle Hufford, a lifelong avid needlepointer, who, in 1997, had the honor of stitching one of the commissioned choir seat covers in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco, celebrated in 2000.


Another of her pieces found its way to the Vatican in 2007. Here is the story:


The following item appeared in a Winter 2007 edition of the Catholic San Francisco’s “On the Street Where You Live” column by Tom Burke.


Let’s hear it for Michelle Hufford, proprietor of San Rafael’s Come to the Point! needlepoint shop and whose work recently found its way into the Vatican. A woven wine carrier Michelle made caught the eye of fellow Marinite Heidi Kuhn who thought it perfect for a bottle of Robert Mondavi wine, specially autographed by the vintner, and set to be presented to Pope Benedict XVI in a private audience. “Thank you for the beautiful needlepoint wine holder created by your talented daughter, as it was proudly used to present the bottle of Robert Mondavi 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon-hand signed-to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, on Oct. 3, 2007, at the Vatican,” Heidi said in a note to Michelle’s folks Chuck and Sandy Hufford. I guess Michelle can now say she is needlepointer to the pope,” the proud-as-can-be Sandy told me. Heidi, by the way, is founder of Roots of Peace, an internationally known effort to “remove landmines and establish schools and soccer fields” in Afghanistan and other countries.

Both the canvas and the bag were purchased from Raymond M. Crawford Needlepoint.

A selection of Michelle’s work is featured on the slideshow below.

Thank you for visiting Come to the Point.