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.