I am personally using the Gigabyte X299 UD4 Motherboard with their GC-Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt card. I am also new to Thunderbolt, but I was able to successfully build this system to connect to the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre. If I may share with you lessons learned:
Ensure that your motherboard BIOS is up to date. Mine was 2 versions behind and caused me a fair bit of grief.
Ensure that you install ALL drivers related to your TB card. The Alpine Ridge card had TB drivers and USB 3.1 drivers. I didn't think that I needed the USB drivers. I was wrong.
The newest TB motherboards support Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C plug) while most TB interfaces (Including the Clarett 8Pre and your own Quantum, I am betting) support Thunderbolt 2 (mini displayport). Adapters are available, but they're not all created equal. The Apple branded one has been quite successful for me. https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-Usb-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY
If you choose to try another brand, be wary... There are a lot of cheaper items that LOOK like they'll work because they have the same connectors, but in fact are intended to be simply video adapters, not data adapters. You'll recognize these by their price tag being under $20, instead of the full adapter that costs roughly $50. (These are USD prices).
After that, I was able to get everything running smoothly on a Windows 10 system (There is no place for iOS in my home ;-))