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This crib-sized quilt combines a traditional piecework Baby Blocks pattern with faux tabloid headlines that epitomize Katherine Knauer's wild sense of humor. She comments: "After years of reading MAD magazine, my sons moved on to the Weekly World News, an outlandish tabloid sold in the check-out lane of grocery stores. Unfortunately, my sons believed that what they were reading was real –it was a newspaper, after all—so I set out to illustrate for them how headlines might be invented. We had gleeful fun inventing these outlandishly lurid headlines as a family project. Of all the headline stenciled on this quilt, the only one is taken verbatim from the Weekly World News is 'Devil Baby Born With Horns, Tail.' The others are the mutant offspring of our overly fertile imaginations."

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$5000

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Toward Barred Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade (detail)

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Toward Barred Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade (detail)


Bottom left and right: Toward Barred Island (detail) by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade