Goosey Goosey Gander  Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14") by Julie Mcintyre

Goosey Goosey Gander Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14")

The origins of the rhyme are believed to date back to the 16th century and refer to the necessity for Catholic priests to hide in ‘Priest Holes’ (very small secret rooms once found in many great houses in England) to avoid persecution from zealous Protestants.  If caught both the Catholic priest and members of any family found harbouring them were executed. The moral in Goosey Goosey Gander’s lyrics imply that something unpleasant would surely happen to anyone failing to say their prayers correctly - meaning the Protestant Prayers, said in English as opposed to Catholic prayers which were said in Latin.

Quilt Pattern:  Birds in the Air

$125.00 CAD