Combine traditional techniques with a contemporary aesthetic with modern patchwork. Color, graphics, and even stitch style provide a new look for a time honored tradition. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, a leader in the Modern Quilting movement, begins with a tutorial on making your own quilt fabric. Making fabric can jump start your creativity by following your instincts and building your confidence in making choices about color through play. Then, Angela Wolf turns the fabric created by Victoria into a simple pillow with a zipper accent. Finally, Lisa Sipes, another guild member with an eye for contemporary design, creates a pillow sham that embodies this fresh look, but also includes very basic machine techniques. This pillow uses circular sewing and features cording and braid feet.