There Was An Old Woman,  Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14") by Julie Mcintyre

There Was An Old Woman, Paper Quilt, (Paper, Ink & Thread) 10" x 12" (Mahogany Brown Wood Frame Measures 12" x 14")


There are two theories of whom the “old woman” was both in Regency England. The first relates to Queen Caroline, wife of King George II who had eight children.  It has also been suggested that the old woman could refer to King George himself because be began the men’s fashion for wearing white powdered wigs. The “shoe” could then represent England whose geographic outlines resembles high backed footwear.  The “children” may represent the members of parliament and the “bed“ the Houses of Parliament.  The  term ‘whip’ is still used in the English Parliament to describe a member of Parliament who ensures that all members ‘toe the party line’.

(As a point of historical interest the wigs worn by women of the period were so large and unhygienic that it became necessary to include mousetraps in their construction.)

Quilt Pattern:  Christine Thresh’s Baby Boot Block

$125.00 CAD