Sophie is growing old and it's time to tell her secret. She chooses to confide in Annie, a niece who may have chosen the wrong man to love.
In 1918 Sophie went to Cannon Beach, on the Oregon Coast, to keep house for two bachelor brothers. Fascinated with the view from the cabin, she decides to "paint" it with fabric, to create a quilt that pictures what she sees through her kitchen window. A neighbor, an artist, becomes first her friend, then her lover. But David is not free. He has a wife whom he loves, a wife who recently lost the child they had long hoped for. Can there be a way he can be with Sophie without betraying his wife?
Old memories, old pain, and a secret kept for most of a lifetime come to light as Sophie tells Annie her story. And when it is done, there is one more surprise.