• Ten timeless quilts inspired by the true story of the
author’s great-great-aunt’s journey from western
Virginia to Kansas post Civil War.
• Project sizes range from small wall hangings to
• Projects include helpful construction tips, snippets
about traveling west, and stories of life on the prairie.
Many children were left fatherless after the War Between the States,
and my sister, brother, and I were no exception.
So begins the story of Carrie and her family as they travel from
western Virginia to Kansas in 1871 to start a new life. With
fascinating details based on family records, award-winning
quilter and author Martha Walker weaves snippets of both fact
and fiction into Carrie’s story, imagining what the young girl
may have seen on the way to her new home. Inspirations from
the hills of western Virginia to the flowering flatlands of the
prairie are creatively depicted in 10 quilt projects that range
in size from a table runner and wall hangings to throws and
bed-sized quilts. Helpful tips for success, along with intriguing
facts about life on the plains, round out the spectacular
collection of prairie-inspired gems.