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Dear Mr. Bearley,

I recently came across this piece of art in my grandmothers attic. I'm not sure
if it's a type of quilt or folk art. The piece appears to have felt figures and objects throughout. If
You could advise me on what this is, age, and any possible value I would appreciate it. Thank you so very


Your piece is interesting but I don't believe it was made in the USA.

It is possibly from Central Americca or S. America.

Did your Grandmother do any traveling? If so, that may shed some light on what it is or where it was made.

Other then that, I can't be of much assistance, sorry and Good Luck.


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Over the past 30 years, I have been researching the artist Ferdinand A. Brader and have become a bit of an expert. I can answer most questions regarding the drawings of F.A. Brader also known as Ferdinand A. Brader. Brader was an late 19th Century untrained(?)itinerant Folk Artist who throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio doing large pencil drawings (portraits) of farms and other dwellings and businesses. He worked from around 1876 to 1895. I'd love to hear about any Brader drawings you might have of know about... Check out my blog on Brader: I can also answer questions about Antique Mid-Western Amish Quilts, especially those from the Ohio Amish. In addition, I can answer questions about other types of Antique American Quilts and other types of American Folk Art. Please note. I can only answer questions on AMERICAN items.


I have been a collector and dealer of American antique quilts and American folk art for over 35 years. Recent exhibition of my Ohio Amish quilt collection in Germany and France.

"Antique Ohio Amish Quilts, the Darwin D. Bearley Collection" My bolg on Ferdinand A. Brader:

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio State University and Master of Fine Arts from University of Kentucky

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Numerous exhibitions and articles both in the USA and in Europe. Recent publication of "Antique Ohio Amish Quilts, the Darwin D. Bearley Collection"

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