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October 2008

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Well, the weather did it again. I moved the Fall Seminar (October 4th) forward because it went down in the 20's last year in late October. Guess what! It went down in the 20's this year, too. (Last year on this same date we had a record high of 90 degrees.) This time I had an insulated meeting room (ceiling, walls & floor) and heat hooked up. It was nice and warm in there.

In May 2009 it will get even better. That's right! I'm going back to two (2) Seminars a year. The next one will be on May 2nd, 2009 (Spring Seminar). We have already started planning the classes.

Registration will be $35.00.

(But If you get your registration in before April 1st, 2009, your registration will only be $30.00.)

Do It Now and Save Workshop Registration

The Fall Seminar will be October 3rd, 2009.

Later in the newsletter I will put in pictures. In fact, the newsletter may be so big with pictures that I will have to send the email newsletters (1.5 Mb) a page at a time, so be prepared for multiple emails this month. (I have a new re-sizing program, but there may be too many pictures for it to make enough of a difference in the sending.)

New Classes

Scene Class 2

Scene Class 2 Halloween

Kit Includes:

  • 5 - Transfers
  • 1 - P324 Wallhanging

To learn more see:

Scene Class 2 = $15.50

Scene Class 3

Scene Class 3 Thanksgiving

Kit Includes:

  • 4 - Transfers
  • 1 - P324 Wallhanging

To learn more see:

Scene Class 3 = $14.00

Scene Class 4

Scene Class 4 Christmas

Kit Includes:

  • 4 - Transfers
  • 1 - P324 Wallhanging

To learn more see:

Scene Class 4 = $19.00

I taught the above three (3) classes. None of them were finished at the Seminar, but they learned how to do them and how to finish them at home. They cut the transfers and got them on the Wallhangings. They got the different paintings within the scenes started and learned how to do the backgrounds.

I know these were big projects to do all in one Seminar - but they take the same techniques in each of them so I think that doing them all at once was a good way to go. (Besides, I couldn't pick just one to do.)


Halleen taught this class using a Cameo transfer from the Sparkling Rose Throw and an additional transfer that she designed. Using the large rose on one side of the shirt and the smaller one on the other side of the shirt, you iron the transfer on - then add the additional design right around it.

The rose designs are painted the colors that you want - then you use a Sparkle paint to do the outside design. Halleen taught two (2) techniques on this. Using the Sparkle paint with an Open-tip Nozzle on the end (with the hole in the tip cut very small), you can outline and pull in with a brush or outline and use the tip itself to pull in the paint. These two (2) techniques leave a very different finished product.

Thanks, Halleen, for sharing and teaching!



This is a picture of Lori's Hillsdale Fair booth. As you can see - you can get a lot in a little space if you have the right things to store them in.

She has hidden her coffee pot, refrigerator and microwave under things that she is displaying. Be sure to display quilts. If you do, they will sell. Make sure you have a work space that you can paint at so folks can see how easy it is to do.



Jan's Hanging Jan's Milk Can

Jan's Shirt

These are Blue Ribbon Winners from Jan Smyth that were at the Fowlerville Fair.




Sorry the newsletter is so late. Between finishing the Scene Classes (I can't teach with them finished because then people can't see the in-between steps well enough) so I could get pictures to put in the newsletter, filling orders, answering the phone, answering questions, packaging supplies for orders, etc. I just couldn't get everything done until now.


October Special




This is the special for October 2008 (MSOCT08)

This special includes: (4) Paints
131 136 141 303

Retail = $28.48 Special = $25.00 Savings = $3.48

Monthly Workshop

We Had a Great October Seminar

Workshop Workshop Workshop

I want to thank Halleen and Belinda for a lot of the tables and chairs that I have now for the Seminars. It's nice when everyone can sit down at a space to work.


2009 Seminar May 2nd, 2009 (Spring Seminar)

Be sure to add this to your event calendars. Painting classes and group activities using Ginger's Cameo Paints and Transfers. Learn the techniques for professional quality fabric painting.

Register Online Now for the May Seminar of 2009 and Save $5 Register

Monthly Quilt Clubs

An explanation of the Quilt Block Clubs: We have a lot of instructors out in the field that have pretty much quit instructing and others who are new and don't quite know how to get started. I thought this would help both sides. The quilt blocks come out once a month. I thought this would give you a built-in class session, or sessions, that you could do each month. Each set teaches different things. At the end of the classes the students don't have to sew and quilt these into a quilt, they can put two (2) together and have a two-sided throw pillow. They can use each one individually and put a plain quilt block on the back and make a throw pillow. They can sew all the blocks together at the end of the year, put a piece of blanket material on the back and use yarn to tie it together as a throw for the back of the couch or for use in the car for trips. You could also frame the finished product with a wooden hoop or a regular frame. (You can pick up lots of frames in yard sales.) Just use your imagination on what to use the finished products for. The transfers are all great for putting on a shirt, also. You can use the quilt block to learn on - then put the transfers on shirts or pillowcases.

I know that some of you are not into quilting, but you like the sets of transfers.

Here are some things that you could do:

Instead of quilts you can make throw pillows with a different design on each side. That would give you six (6) different throw pillows. If you want to make twelve different throw pillows - or six - or nine -you just need to order extra sets of blank quilt blocks (P601-$5.25) to use for the back..

Instead of using the transfers on quilt blocks you can put the designs on shirts, flour sack towels (P327), mini flags (P322), tablecloths (P1220, P1221, P1222, P1223), a Wallhanging (P324), dresser scarves (P326), placemats (P1289), tote bags (P1492), pillow cases (P1595), pants, skirts, jackets. There are just so many different ways to use the transfers.

I like to put several designs on a single shirt. I buy men's shirts at yard sales and then I make it into a theme shirt. I might make a unicorn shirt, or a shirt of flower faces. I have a Christmas shirt with many different designs on it. How about a snowman outfit on a sweat suit?

There are just sooo many ways to use the Quilt Paks it boggles the mind.

I think this month I will do things a little different. I think sending you the cover pages of the two new quilts would let you show your customers a clearer picture of what they need to do the two (2) new quilts.

New for September 2008

Click here to see All the Quilt Blocks

Boy Quilt Block August

Boy October

Girl Quilt Block August

Girl October

Click here to see All the Quilt Block Sets

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Transfer News

This month we have 2 New Transfers


Transfer #T4774

T4774 - What Happened?

T4774-What Happened?

T4776-Ghost Love

Ghost Love

T4776-Ghost Love

Roll Over Picture

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Paint News


With 107 Cameo Paint Colors to choose from your sure to find the right color for your project.


Those of you who order the IK - the kit has one of each paint color that is in Line

The cost is Only $287.93. The retail cost of these paints is $318.93.


Now I want to introduce our newest kit. It's is an old number - but a new kit.

K007 – Country Kit -$37.75 Retail = $41.95 Savings = $4.20

This kit includes the Mini Tote (C349) and 12 of our country colors.

The colors are: Greens = 119 & 193; Blues = 152 & 153; Browns = 168 & 302; Pink tones = 154 & 154 & 156; Orange to Light Yellow = 169 & 149 & 195.

If you set these up together you will see that Mysti has come up with a good country combination. She worked with it for a while, since we have more that 12 country colors, and she tried to set up the best combination that she could. It was really fascinating to watch her put them together and put splotches of paint down to make sure they were all in the right family. She would pick up other colors – then put them back – then pick some of them up again. It took a while for her to use her extremely practiced eyes to spot just the right color combination for us.

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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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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.

We have a new craft store carrying our products. See us at 'Crafty Folks' right on the Alaskan Highway in Taylor, British Columbia. They will be running workshops at the store so you can learn right there how to use the products and they will have the products for you to buy. The address is 10501 99th St., Taylor, BC. Call and register for your class today (250-789-3720) or just go in and look around. Lisa will be glad to see you.

I know I have others in British Columbia that order from me - this store might be just what you’re looking for to pick up your products near you instead of waiting for them to come by Post.

We have a lot of dealer/instructors that have their own web sites now and more coming on-line all the time. When you're on the Web just put Ginger's Cameo in your search line and see how many you come up with. After you find them all - just check out the one nearest you and order. (You have to have your tax license # to get your discount from us to re-sell to others.)

We're also on EBay and Amazon.

We're getting better known all the time thanks to all of you out there. Keep up the good work!!!!

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 second 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


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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