Welcome to Topaz Quilting & Embroidery!
The paperwork has been filed and the approvals have been made. White Sage Artisans has started the next chapter in its evolution. Topaz Quilting & Embroidery is now the new name we’re doing business under. We’ve been offering more products and services for embroidery and quilting, but kept receiving comments that “You’d never guess that with the name White Sage”. We had to stop, look, and agree with our customers. Since we started business in October 2013, we’ve always had to explain why we are offering fabric, sewing and embroidery products and supplies under the name White Sage. Well, now we can officially say, “We’re not, we are Topaz Quilting & Embroidery – Nevada’s Hidden Gem”.
Why the name “Topaz Quilting & Embroidery”?
Trying to name a company so it has geographic reference without being overly obvious, is very hard. We looked at names like “High Sierra” and “Reno” and “Silver State” and just didn’t have the warm fuzzy from them. As we started to look into other names like the state bird, flower and mineral, we just didn’t have an attraction to them. We even thought about Ichthyosaurs but just couldn’t envision the logo or website address for that one either. When we finally started talking about Topaz, our first fear was that people would think we were located out at Topaz Lake. However, the more we looked into the name Topaz we discovered some wonderful history about Topaz Lake and the gemstone Topaz and the relations it had to historical events here in Nevada.
Topaz Lake has a unique history. It was a stopping point for the American explorer Jedediah Strong Smith. He was the first non-native to cross the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and as he came though Monitor Pass, he went east right past Topaz Lake. It was much smaller then, but none the less, an important part of his travels. It is a very interesting history if you have the time to look through it.
Nevada is also well known for its minerals, Gold being the first on the list. Can anyone say Comstock? Other well known minerals and gemstones are Silver, Turquoise, Fire Opal, and Copper. However, Topaz doesn’t really come up all that much when you look up mining and Topaz on Google. That is until you find a small blurb about it on Minerals.Net. They talk about all the locations that Topaz is mined and in the section almost at the very bottom, they talk about U.S. locations. Right there it shows “A new find of good Topaz crystals is the Zapot Mine, near Hawethorne, Mineral Co., Nevada, which produces rare green crystals.” Oh my word! We found our second reason to name our company Topaz Quilting & Embroidery.
It all fit! We had our name and our story. We’re a new comer to the Quilting and Embroidery Markets. We’re a great place to stop and explore on your path of great adventures and we’re a hidden gem in Nevada. Make your discoveries today with us. We look forward to serving you and helping you build your own treasure stash!