In the late 1990s, I was a professional musician. Driving to the beach one day, a thought emerged from over my shoulder suggesting I quilt…but there was no one else in the car at the time. Not surprisingly, I wondered where that thought had come from especially since I didn’t know how to sew. Within a few short months, I sold my trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn, and purchased a sewing machine. Since that time, I have never looked back. From that point, my art quilting life began!