Political unrest is growing in the South. Lucas Mailly gathers his granddaughters and sends them west with a handful of men to guide them. He stays back to sell their beloved Riverton home and timber mill. Along the trail, the four cousins suffer wagon accidents, total exhaustion, raging storms and attack by wild animals.
With every turn along the wagon road, these women, filled with city social graces, charm, and a love for quilting, must realize how to conquer the hardships and heartaches of the frontier.
At the point of collapse from fatigue, the small band reaches the abandoned military post of Fort Worth, Texas. The women begin the difficult task of building schools and churches while attempting to civilize the community with manners and friendships bloom around the quilting frame. Will love die before it can blossom? With their strength put to the biggest test of all, they must become true warriors of their heart, mind and souls.