Barbara Todd was born in 1952 in Cambridge, Ontario and holds a BA (Honours) in Fine Art from the University of Guelph in Ontario (1975). She is known for her interdisciplinary work, which combines political and poetical concerns with a socially engaged fibre-art practice. Her quilt series have been featured in major exhibitions across Canada, one of the most famous of which is the travelling exhibition Barbara Todd: Security Blankets. Organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, it had a pan-Canadian tour from 1992 to 1995. Todd’s work is represented in many private and public collections, including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Canadian Museum of History. Todd divides her time between Montréal and Troy, New York.