Jillian James has always been a nomad; she's never had a place she could call home. So when she lands in Lauralee, Texas - broke, friendless, alone - she's definitely not expecting to stay. Desperate to make some quick cash before she moves on again, she uses her last dollar to place a notice in the local paper, advertising herself as a literal "Jill of All Trades". Michael Larady's elderly mother has owned a quilting shop all her life, but lately she has struggled increasingly with Alzheimer's. He faces the overwhelming task of closing her shop and cataloguing her inventory. When he sees Jillian's ad, he seizes the opportunity for some help.