Patchwork (Heilongjian Province, China)

Patchwork is not only functional in its role covering up holes in clothing and adding warm layers, but has become an art form of its own.

According to legend, patches sewn on children’s clothing would bestow happiness and health upon them. A wide variety of items in China, from bags to bedding, cushions, and more, feature patchwork, and the form is practiced by more than half of China’s ethnic minorities.

Learn more about patchwork and quilting at the Artist Talk on July 12 at 7pm.

Everyone: FREE

Saturday, July 12, 2014
12:00PM – 8:00PM
North Exhibition Common
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
Sunday, July 13, 2014

12:00PM – 6:00PM
North Exhibition Common
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario

Jin Yuanshan 金媛善
Originally from Harbin in Heilongjiang Province and ethnic Korean, Jin Yuanshan first learned patchwork/quilting from her mother and grandmother. Her patchwork designs are influenced not only by her Korean heritage, but also by the traditional needlework of other ethnic groups she has researched. Her designs have been featured in patchwork exhibitions held in Japan, South Korea, and the United States. She has lectured at Tsinghua University’s Academy of Art and Design in Beijing.