Quilts of Canada – Manitoba – Bison in the Woods

Quilts of Canada Manitoba: Wood Bison thread painted art by Bridget O'FlahertyManitoba – Bison in the Woods

Quilts of Canada was a series created by Bridget O’Flaherty in 2000. The quilts were shown at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum . 

This original design in thread painting used over 4000m of thread to complete.

Artist Statement

“Thick dense forests give the lone, elusive and at one-time endangered species, the Wood Bison it’s protective hideaway.”

Original size 3’x 5’


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Bridget O’Flaherty

An award-winning artist, Bridget utilizes layers of thread for shading effects – much like pencil crayon, stitching techniques, traditional piecing and quilting techniques. Her current work explores the use of sustainable materials, natural and hand dyed, organic fabrics. Inspired by nature and biodiversity, introducing the fragile aspects of the environment like species at risk, native and invasive species, traditional and historically significant crafts.

© Bridget O’Flaherty

photography by TH Wall