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October 2007


Next month I will be putting out a November/December newsletter. I figure that those of you that are making the quilts for presents for the up-coming holidays need to have the last two in November so you will have time to get them sewn together and quilted.

In the same newsletter I will be including a new "Linens" page, a new "Paints" page and a new "Accessories" page. All the new things that we will be introducing at the October Seminar on October 13th will be in there.

This month I will be putting out the last of the old 'black & white' transfers. These are transfers that were in the original black and white catalog that I put out when I first took over the Company. After this, all the transfers that are put into the Line will have newer numbers, even if they were in before. That will make it easier to put out the transfers in the catalog. They will be in numerical order after this month, instead of finding them 'by the month and year' that I put them out in the newsletters. I know the way I've been doing the transfers has made it hard on those who know what number that they are looking for. The new way will be easier on everyone concerned, me included. (These new pages will be handed out at the October Seminar.)

John and Mysti are sooo good! We will be introducing THREE (3) new paints at the October Seminar instead of just two. That will bring the Paint Line up to 101 different colors. These new colors can be ordered for the first time when you get your November/December newsletter. (Those coming to the October Seminar will be able to purchase them there.) I know that you're going to love them as much as I do.

The new linens are in and packaged, ready to go. They will be available for those attending the Seminar to buy at that time and for the rest of you to buy when you get your November/December newsletter.

The new accessories are in and packaged. Those coming to the October Seminar will be able to get them there and for those not attending the Seminar -they will be available for sale when you get your November/December newsletter.

I'm so excited about the October Seminar. We will be meeting in the new facility. It's no where near done – but it has a lot more space than where we were meeting before. It should be a great learning experience for everyone that attends.


Monthly Special

Monthly special for October 2007:

CatCuddler 1 CatCuddler 2 CatCuddler 3
CatCuddler 4 CatCuddler 5 CatCuddler 6

This will be the Special for October 2007.

We are releasing a new Lap Rug, or throw for the back of your chairs or couches. It is adorable. I want to present the "Cat Cuddler". Just $15.00. This includes six (6) transfers and six (6) blank white quilt blocks.

These adorable little critters are just what you need for that special gift for the 'cat' people in your life. It uses three different techniques (outline – outline and fill in – and feather stroke then pull in with your Fiber Blender) and is a very quick project. You can certainly get it done in plenty of time to give as a holiday gift.

The Special (MSOCT07) will be the Cat Cuddler, plus one Throw Pillow Cover (P1482) for the price of just $15.00. You will be getting an extra item for the same price as the Cat Cuddler by itself, to make as an individual gift or to add to the 'throw' to make it an extra special set for yourself or for someone else.

Monthly Quilt Clubs

On the transfers for the monthly quilt blocks there is a big picture and a little picture. Obviously the big picture is for the actual quilt block. The smaller pictures can be used for matching little t-shirts or sweat shirts. They can be used for making matching pillows, curtains, dust ruffles, sheets, body pillow covers or maybe even matching towels and wash cloths for a connecting bath room.

Remind your customers that they don't have to make quilts with these transfers. They can use them on shirts and other things. They would make a cute outfit (according to which ones you used) for a little onesy for a baby or a matching sweat suit for a child or adult. How about making a western shirt for someone in your life using the Southwest quilt block transfers? How about putting a south west transfer on your horse blanket?

If any of you travel - these transfers are a good size to go on your luggage. For some luggage, you might have to put the transfer on the quilt block - then put Fabric Glue on the back - let it dry - then cut it out to put on your suitcase. (You might need to cut in multiple pieces to get the look that you want.) After you get it cut out - use the Fabric Glue to put it on the luggage. If you want it to last a long time - after that Fabric Glue is totally dry - put another coat of the Fabric Glue over the top of the whole design. This will, hopefully, keep it safer and make it last longer. When you do something like this it will make it much easier to spot your luggage on the luggage carousel at the airport. It might, also, get you some new customers. There's nothing like advertising to get people to notice what you sell.

New for October 2007

Click here to see All the Quilt Blocks

Transfer ##BQ2-04 Baby Quilt Block Pak

BQ2-04 Baby Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #DQB10 Dinosaur Quilt Block Pak

DQB10 Dinosaur Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #PQ10 Pony Quilt Block Pak

PQ10 Pony Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #RQ10 Rose Quilt Block Pak

RQ10 Rose Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #FFQ2-10 Flower Face 2 Quilt Block Pak

FFQ2-10 Flower Face 2 Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #SWQ10 Southwest Quilt Block Pak

SWQ10 Southwest Quilt Block Pak

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Paint News

With 98 Cameo Paint Colors to choose from your sure to find the right color for your project.

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Be sure to visit our accessories page and see all the tools and pens to make fabric painting easier.

With our accessories you to can make professional looking designs and pictures come to life on clothing, table cloths, linens, or most any material.

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Transfer News

This month we have 1 New Transfer and 5 that have been colored for the catalog


Transfer #T4748 - Christmas Bell

T4748 - Christmas Bell

This is the new transfer this month.

Christmas Bell – is an old transfer that I really loved. It's gorgeous on a shirt, Mini Flag (P322), or Table Topper (PP1220).

Transfer #4539 - Balloon Bears

T4539 - Balloon Bears

Transfer #T4428 - Butterflies

T4428 - Butterflies

I re-charted the butterflies using
Sparkle Paints.

Transfer #T4354 - Flowercart

T4354 - Flowercart

Transfer #T4501 - Ready for Fishing

T4501 - Ready for Fishing

Transfer #T4517 - Silhouette Horses

T4517 - Silhouette Horses

The Silhouette Horses – T4517 – are shown in 168/132 & 116/130 – then using 'tooth brush painting' in the same colors, I put in the grass to add to the picture. The grass is not on the transfer print.

Remember this hint: if you need to put on multiple coats of paint, you can always iron your design dry in between coats so you can finish up a design in one class.

Also, when you use your Dual Point Pens, the paint that you use them on must be dry or you will clog up your nib and it won’t work anymore. If you are doing faces, for instance, paint the entire face and put any shading on that you need to do – then iron the piece dry – then go back and detail with your C388 – Brown Dual Point Pen.

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October Seminar 2007

Since I want the folks who cannot come to the October Seminar to be able to order the new things that are coming out then – I will be getting the November/December newsletter out the week following the Seminar.

I have two (2) of the three (3) new accessories ‘in house’ that will be kicked off at the October Seminar. Accessories are things that help you to paint – like tips, Fiber Brushes, Mini Totes, all those “C’ numbers. Halleen will be teaching a class with some of these at the Seminar.

I actually have the new Linen ‘in house’ for the October Seminar. My cousin, Jean, will be teaching that class, first thing in the morning on October 13th, right after the continental breakfast.


Get the October Seminar 2007 on your Calenders NOW!

October 13, 2007

Where: At the Ginger's Cameo facility in Manchester, MI

The schedule of classes for the October Seminar is:

  • I will have a Continental Breakfast starting at 8:00 AM.
  • 9:00 AM -Class using new linen and new holiday transfers made for the new linens.
  • Door prize drawings will start at 9:00 AM and there will be one every hour after that.
  • 11:00 AM -Quick and fun class on "spatter backgrounds".
  • 1:00 PM -Two (2) new transfers by Halleen and how to paint them.

You will be using one of the new Accessories for this class.

I suggest a darker shirt (but one that you can see the transfer lines) for class #3, a stained shirt for class #2 and, of course, you're going to be using the new linens for class #1.

Be sure to bring a full set of paints, scissors, a dish to pass, ideas to share and things to show.

You can stay as long as you would like and we can nibble on leftovers for the evening.

I'm putting the registration form for the October Seminar in this newsletter. The sooner you get it in - the better I am able to plan. If you get your paid registration in before October 1st, you get a $5.00 discount - so it will only cost you $30.00. If you register on line - you will get a $5.00 credit at the meeting to use for all the things that you are going to want to buy.

This will give us three major up-coming holidays to work with at the Workshop.

All the new things coming out for the October Seminar will be in the November/December newsletter. Those of you who attend the Seminar will be the first to see and get the new things.

I have one of the new things in House already. Another new thing is on order and should be here within the next couple of weeks.

We will try to have a new type of linen to paint on.

I, also, have some other things in the works for the Fall Seminar in October.

In looking at the many things that will be happening at the Seminar and things that will be kicked off at the Seminar, I think that you should all make every attempt to be here. Oh, yes, we will be meeting in the new Facility for the first time, also!!!!

It's going to be great! I hope to see you there. You should be able to register ($35.00) on the Web site. We will be doing a lot of new things and this will cover a lot of the supplies that you will need - but not all. You will probably have to buy a few added things, too.


Monthly Class

There will be only One (1) class in the month of October: The October Seminar

Here are some class ideas.

Here is a suggestion for a Holiday Class. Using the Gift Set 1 (GS1) for $35.00, each person has everything that they need to finish the project. You will be teaching them to iron on their transfers – how to outline – how to do feather stroking.

You can do this in one class session and they can finish the project at home. If you do the class in October they will have enough time to get it done and put together and quilted.

For those that don't quilt – check out the senior's complexes. There are usually folks there that would love to quilt it for them and they can usually use the extra money. If you have an Amish community near you they, also, are good Quilters and usually don't charge too much.

You might be able to sell a few extra 'Sets' to ones that like giving a Craft for a gift. Since this set is a complete kit and has everything that they need to complete it that makes it perfect. This way the recipient has something to do after the holidays and when the weather is not so nice outside.

I think if you try this idea out you will discover a whole new way to put on a class.

Figure out what they are going to do – figure in everything that they will need to do the project – add it all together – you might want to discount it 10% so they are getting a good deal – set a date – then sign folks up for the class.

A good class for January might be the Sparkling Trees (T4651. It takes eight (8) paints. You want them to use the Open Tip Nozzles (C347) to paint this design. It can be done on a dark shirt (but one that is light enough to see the transfer lines) or on a Mini Flag (C322) and don't forget to add in the transfer.

Take $2.99 and multiply it by 8. This gets you $23.92. Then take $3.30 multiplied by 2 (you need two (2) packs of Open Tip Nozzles) to get $6.60. If you are going to work on a Mini Flag you will need another $4.95 (this price is going up to $5.25 in January so figure that into you class price if you are going to do it in January). The transfer is $1.65. The retail total of the class will be $37.12; when you take off 10% that leaves you with $33.41. I would even it out at 33.00. If you are setting up the class for after the price goes up in January, the retail price would be $37.42; I would charge still charge $33.00 total. This gives them everything that they need for the class, and if they don't get it finished, they get to take everything home with them that they need for the whole project.

If they took the GS1 class, you might let them choose different paints for the ones that over-lap in the two classes. Since the paints last so long it would be a nice gesture on your part.

A class for the spring of the year might be T4543 – Butterflies on a set of pillow cases.

This would use three (3) paints at $8.97, a set of pillow cases (P1594) at $11.95, a set of Fiber Blenders (C369) at $5.25 and the transfer at $1.65. That would bring the retail total up to $27.82; when you take off the 10% it would be $25.04; I would bring it down to an even $25.00. This gives them everything that they need for the class and adds to their set of paints. It, also, shows them how easy it is to paint on pillow cases. Everyone can use pillow cases – so the finished product could be a wedding gift, shower gift, birthday gift, new home gift, anniversary gift, etc.

A class for the summer time needs to be a fast class since there are so many other things to do in the summer.

Let's do something they can do as charted or add colors and still come out with something that they will like doing. Let's do T4198 – Sunflower on a Mini Flag.

This design takes four (4) paints at $11.96; a Dresser Scarf (P326) at $6.95; to be safe you should include two (2) of the transfers since they are pre-shaded and need to go on nice and dark; that would be $3.30. That would bring the retail total up to $22.21; when you take off the 10% it would be $20.62; I would bring it down to $20.00.

Of course, if they camp, they need things for themselves and the young ones to do when they are bored. Since these classes have everything that they need to finish, all they need to do is buy extra transfers and something to put them on and they have a 'time filler' for when it's raining or whatever the case may be.

I hope this gives you some ideas on classes that you can set up either at your house, at a Senior Center, at a customer's house, a camp ground, or wherever you can think of to do it.

I've tried to give some idea of how to set up the class prices.

Be sure that people understand that they have to pay you ahead so you can get the orders in and have the supplies for them at the time of the class. If they can't make it to the class for some reason – just set up a time they can come to you so you can teach them what they need to do to use the supplies that they have paid for. This way you don't lose money on someone who signs up for the class and then just doesn't come. If they have their money invested, they will follow through.

Once you have classes started you can set them up on a continuing basis. Say every month or even every week. This is how you earn money and get to visit and teach all at the same time.

If you start out with everyone doing the same class, they will all be learning the same techniques. They will be able to gradually add paints and supplies to their personal inventory.

Be sure at some point that you have them buy T4674 – Paint Dots, so they will be able to see what paints they have and what they need. Have them paint only the dots of the paints that they personally have. It's amazing how many paints you sell when they have this chart to fill in. I would suggest it at the third class. That way they have enough paints of their own to warrant doing it. As they attend more classes and buy more transfers, they will continue filling in the dots. (One of the gals that attend class out west put hers on a white tote bag (P1492) and that is what she carries supplies to her classes in.)


Classes Being Held by Our Friends in Other Locations

All the instructor/dealers that I put in this section have a lot to teach and would like to teach all they know to you. So contact them and get started now.


Missouri - Christy Lee is still giving her wonderful classes in Camdenton. Give her a call if you want to learn lots of new things. (573-346-5730)


Oklahoma - Helen Heitger has started building up her classes around Nowata. If you're interested just let her know. (918-818-0085)


Arkansas - Jean Prince is ready to hold classes for you around Little Rock. Let her know if you're interested in learning. (501-351-7539)


Arkansas - Pauline Laughlin is 95 years old and still going strong. She does a lot of craft shows and is always happy to teach folks how to paint. She's an internationally known quilter and painter. If you need some lessons or you just need supplies from somewhere around Rogers, just give her a call. (479-636-6396)


Brooklyn, Michigan - Lori Bartlett has started having classes at her house on the first Sunday of the month in the afternoon. She takes the techniques that she learns here and passes them on to her friends. It has been working out very well for her as she starts to make money in her new business - "Rae's Country Corner". Contact her on her cell phone at 517-392-7477 if you're interested in attending.


Blue Earth, Wisconsin – Sharon Pausewang will be glad to teach you how to use your paints. If you would be interested in taking classes with her contact her at (507-525-1037).


Millersport, Ohio – Phyl Phillips is there for you. If you would like to take classes with her contact her at (740-928-3117).


Linden, Michigan – Halleen Fisk has lots to teach you. I try not to keep her so busy that she doesn’t have time to have classes. If you would like to take classes with her contact her at (810-735-0100).


Florida - Rene McDonough gives classes twice a week in the Venice Area. Call her if you are interested in taking classes with her. (941-497-4242)


Florida - Sandy Wadelton is giving classes is the Leesburg Area. Call her if you are interested in taking classes with her. (352-787-4950)


Colorado - Rachel Fry has a good group going in Grand Junction. Give her a call if you are interested in joining them. (970-242-6091)


Alberta, Canada - Beverly Craig - This is a very nice lady, which has been helping people to learn about Cameo for a while. If you are in that area, you can give her a call at 403-224-3565. She will be glad to share her expertise with you and fill any orders that you have. She works with a wide variety of folks and would love to work with more.


What Our Friends Are Doing

Show us some of Your Work


Have you wanted a patriotic table cloth for all the patriotic holidays?


Patriotic Tablecloth



Well, here is Lori's tablecloth. She used four (4) different main transfers and then pulled the whole thing together with the stars that Halleen taught. Lori says she can use it pretty much all summer.




We would love to show our readers what you've done with Cameo Paints. Send us or some of your pictures and be sure to tell us about them and yourself.

See some of our past reader submissions in the Gallery

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Final Words

I’ve been trying to hold down the price on shipping – but now I’m starting to lose money on it and prices are going up at the Post Office starting May 14th. (Prices at other shipping places have already gone up.) The increases they are talking about, on top of what I was already losing, means that starting May 1st, 2007 my shipping prices are going to go up.

Remember that shipping is figured on your retail total before your discount.

If you think I should give you a lower shipping amount on your order because it is a small order, you can call and we might be able to adjust it some. No promises though. I’m not in the business of making money on shipping, but sometimes the small orders are what off-set the big orders.

Well, I guess that's all for this month. Keep that those suggestions coming. I need every one of them. See you at a meeting.

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