What was your inspiration? In 2013 the Quilt Alliance will be celebrate 20 years of documenting, preserving and sharing quilt history. Twenty was the selected theme for the 2013 competition. Pondering on the theme lead me to think about what I was doing when I was twenty years old. I spent the entire fall semester of my junior year in college studying art history in Florence, Italy. I walked past the Duomo every day. Most days trying to quickly navigate my way through the squared to get to class on time. I remember one particular day telling myself to slow down and take it all in and remember the amazing sights I walked past every day.