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November/December 2007


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Wow! Well, we got a lot of work done on the new Facility. It was looking pretty good for the October Seminar. Of course, we got the doors put in and then we went out to get the screen doors. I mean, it's been in the high 80's and low 90's here. John had to re-build the one set of screen doors for the entry door and it looks great! He figured out how to get a temporary screen in one of the side windows so we would have a bit of a cross breeze. He got boards and blue tarps and lattice on the walls to kind-of hide the bare studs for right now. Yvonne and I went down and stapled painted designs on the one wall that was behind where I was going to put the irons and ironing table. It was looking great.

We had a couple of propane heaters and a small electric heater – just to take the chill off in the morning before everyone got here.

We got up on Saturday morning to heavy frost and a temperature of 35 degrees. The Facility has NO insulation yet. (That's why we made sure we had lots of screen doors and fans to get the heat out.)

There wasn't anything that we could do at that point. People wore heavy clothes until it got more comfortable. They went to their vehicles and got their floor mats to put under their feet to keep the cold from the cement floor from making their feet so cold. I finally quit apologizing for not having the floor and insulation in when I figured out that everyone understood. As is the case anywhere else now – the weather will do what it wants to no matter what the weatherman says.

Next year it will be MUCH better -and the year after it will be better -and the year after that better still – and even bigger.

New Workshop 2007

October Seminar 2007

So there you have it, from an empty building, through time to leave, and them begging for more.

I want to thank my Aunt Lillian for doing the painting on the Flour Sack Towels (P327/P328) for the class that we had on Saturday at the October Seminar. Jean, her daughter, taught that class. Thank you both!!!

Halleen taught the class using the new brushes (C460) and the Open Tip Nozzles (C347) on the two new transfers that she came up with (T4745 & T4746). Great job Halleen!! Thank you!!

October Seminar 2007 will be moved to the first weekend in October.

Quite a few folks asked for the change. So the October Seminar 2008 (there will be no Spring Seminar) will be on October 4th. We're hoping this will make it warmer during the Seminar.

There will be a few changes next year that I know of. We will have an hour of ironing time the first thing in the morning so folks can get that done in a timely manner. That way the classes themselves will go quicker.

According to what the classes are (and I have no idea yet) we might have them already ironed on for you.

There will be an evening class for those that want to stay for it. I have found that I don't have enough time to teach everything that needs to be taught – so I figured that we would try it that way next year.

Okay, let's get down to business.

This is your last newsletter of the year.

The Specials in this newsletter and the last newsletter are good through the end of the year.

Everything in this newsletter is ready to go.

So feel free to order any time.

When I ordered the Flour Sack Towels (P327/P328) I immediately started painting transfers on them. The 3 Santas (T4752), the Spring/Summer (T4513), the Dragonflies (T4525), the Butterflies (T4428) and of course the new T4749 – T4750 – T4751. Any transfer that you think will go on a pillow case will go on a Flour Sack Towel and vice versus. There are lots of transfers to use on these new linens. Have fun with them. They are, also, very good to sell all done at craft shows.

When I got the T4753 – Simply Christmas printed I thought of all kinds of ways it could be painted. I did it really simple to show on the transfer pages, but Halleen took it a step further and figured, "What the heck, why just make it so plain?"

Here's some of her ideas

Hallen's Simply Christmas

You have the new PDF "Paints" page, the new "Accessories" page and the new "Linens" page. Be sure to replace the ones in your catalog with these up-dated listings.

In January, I will be discontinuing the Large Blotters (C452). I will continue to carry the Small Blotters – C451 – a package of (2) for $1.75.

I will be raising a couple of the Linens prices in January, also. The P322 – Mini Flags will go up to $5.25 and the Quilt Blocks (6 in a package) -(P601 & P602) will also go up to $5.25.

I think the material will have to go up. I have to order more, so I will wait and see what the prices are at now.


Monthly Special

Winter Crossing T4747

November/December Special

Winter Crossing (T4747) and a Mini Flag (P322)



This would make a great class.

You can teach a lot of different techniques on it.

It will also be good as a craft show item.


Order under MSN/D07 for Just $6.00


Seperator Bar

Monthly special for October 2007: (Carried over for the rest of the Year)

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

I put all the 2007 Monthly Quilt Blocks together so you and your customers can see what all the blocks look like together.

Remember that after January 1st, 2008 these will no longer be available in single blocks for $2.25.

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 November/December 2007

Click here to see All the Quilt Blocks

Transfer ##BQ2-05 Baby Quilt Block Pak

BQ2-05 Baby Quilt Block Pak

Transfer ##BQ2-06 Baby Quilt Block Pak

BQ2-06 Baby Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #DQB11 Dinosaur Quilt Block Pak

DQB11 Dinosaur Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #DQB12 Dinosaur Quilt Block Pak

DQB12 Dinosaur Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #PQ11 Pony Quilt Block Pak

PQ11 Pony Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #PQ12 Pony Quilt Block Pak

PQ12 Pony Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #RQ11 Rose Quilt Block Pak

RQ11 Rose Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #RQ12 Rose Quilt Block Pak

RQ12 Rose Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #FFQ2-11 Flower Face 2 Quilt Block Pak

FFQ2-11 Flower Face 2 Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #FFQ2-12 Flower Face 2 Quilt Block Pak

FFQ2-12 Flower Face 2 Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #SWQ11 Southwest Quilt Block Pak

SWQ11 Southwest Quilt Block Pak

Transfer #SWQ12 Southwest Quilt Block Pak

SWQ12 Southwest Quilt Block Pak

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Paint News

With 102 Cameo Paint Colors to choose from your sure to find the right color for your project.

There are 3 new colors in the line!

144 Pink Ice

156 Country Sienna

189 Ice Aqua

Those of you who order the IK – the kit with one of each paint that is in Line

Remember that the cost has gone up now that there are 3 (three) new paints.

The cost is now $271.80. The retail cost of these paints is $301.98.

I think that you will really enjoy the new paints.

Mysti suggested a couple more very pale pastel colors – 144 – Pink Ice and 189 – Aqua Ice. These colors are great for highlighting. Now instead of using 101 or 198 for highlights you can use these for all your pinks and turquoise colors.

I wanted something that would go with the 154 and 155. Mysti and John came up with 156 -Country Sienna. It will go with those two (2) colors and many more.

Let me know what you think about them.

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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 7 New Transfers


Transfer #T4745-Indian Women

T4745-Indian Women

Transfer #T4746 – Dwellings

T4746 – Dwellings

Transfer #T4747 – Winter Crossing

T4747 – Winter Crossing

Transfer #T4749 – Halloween Towel

T4749 – Halloween Towel

Transfer #T4750 – Thanksgiving Towel

T4750 – Thanksgiving Towel

Transfer #T4751 – Christmas Towel

T4751 – Christmas Towel

Transfer #T4753 – Simply Christmas

T4753 – Simply Christmas

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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Monthly Class

There will be Two (2) classes in the month of November:

  • November 10th – 2 PM – in Brooklyn – call for directions
  • November 15th – 11 AM & 7 PM – Here – Let me know if you are coming I will be teaching the Winter Crossing.

So you will need a MSN/D07.

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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