Patsy is having a bad week! She finished Machine quilting her latest quilt only to turn it over and see a long crease sewn into the backing. This puts her over the edge. She goes into the bathroom and swallows all the sleeping pills she can find.
She wakes up two days later in the hospital on suicide watch and surrounded by her friends, a quilting group that meets in the local Borders Bookstore cafe, who call themselves the Border Babes. One by one these women tell her their stories and help her find the strength to share her own reality, a past that would have killed a lesser person, which is now intruding on her present life. The Border Babes remind her about what's important in life, Love, Friendship, Helping, Caring, Artistic Expression, and feeling all the emotions in life, both good and bad. Quilters know the meaning of Life, and they aren't afraid to share it with whoever asks.