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January 2009

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First I want to thank all of you who sent notes and cards during the holidays. John and I really enjoyed them.

Let's see - I certainly want to mention the weather. Oh my gosh!! I can't believe the weather - everywhere. Our weather has been just everything-following everything, following….well, you understand. I know that most of you have had just really weird weather too. If you go south from Michigan, it gets colder and they have more snow most of the time lately. Then there was the two snowstorms that followed each other a couple of days apart - then Ice - then an almost complete thaw - then ice - then who knows what's going to happen next. The weather folks were absolutely right and on time with some of the storms - then they are so far off that you just want to ignore everything they say. Then the next time they are right again. It's getting so you don't know whether to believe them or not. I guess it's better to be prepared than to take a chance that what they're saying might be right. What's a person to do?

I need to let you know that the Office will be closed from Feb. 21, 2009 thru Feb. 28, 2009. John and I need to take some time to go see our Vendors and see if we can set up some new things for you. It's, also, nice to be able to put faces to the voices on the phone.

Now to tell you of a change:

Now - as I told you in the last newsletter - the price of the paint is going up to $3.19. This takes effect when you receive this newsletter. Those of you who have gotten an order in before this will pay the old prices.

I'm enclosing a copy of the 'kit pages' so you will have them to show to your customers or just to put in your own catalog (replacing the old 'kit pages').

I will be cleaning out my 'Mailings' file in January, so if you haven't ordered in the last year be sure to get an order in during January. In order to get the mailed newsletters you must have an order in at least once a year to help cover the cost of

This is, also, a good time to change from being on the 'mailing list' to being on the 'e-mail list'. The folks on the e-mail list get their newsletters as soon as they are written. They don't have to wait for me to copy them, put them together, get postage on them and then wait for the mail to get to their homes.

There is one other price increase and that is on the 12-piece quilt block sets. Those are going up to $30.00. This brings them up in place with the rest of the quilt block sets. Only the 12-piece quilts are going up.

Class News

We will be working on the Wild Deer Quilt Block -01 at this workshop. I am using some old techniques and a new 'brush' technique on this block. I think it will be interesting to see how everyone likes it. *I want to thank Rene McDonough for trying to teach this technique to me over the 'phone one day. I'm sure I'm not using it the way it's supposed to be used - but I sure like the way it turned out. It's a takeoff on 'one stroke painting' and Rene was actually using this technique to do the Old Fashioned Snowman Quilt. She said it was a really fast way to do the snowmen.

You use a brush for this technique. Put down two different colors on your Mini Palette - dip the top of your brush in one color - then dip the bottom of your brush in the other color. What happens is you're putting two different colors down in one stroke of the brush. Then you take it from there to get the finished product looking like you want it to. If you look at the clouds in the Wild Deer Quilt Block scene, you can see where I used something like that technique to get my stormy clouds.

So for the workshop you will need your paints and your brushes. Of course, I also used a little 'rag painting' on the trees and bushes. (I have plenty of rags here.) I used my trusty toothbrush to get the rain coming down out of the clouds. (Once I figured out what to use where -it went pretty quickly.)

January 15, 2009 - Workshop here at the office - 11:00AM & 7:00PM

Monthly Special

The Monthly Special for January 2009 is that for this month only you can buy each and all of the Paint Kits at the 2008 prices. So let me list the old prices for you and you can look at the enclosed 'kit pages' to see what is in the kits.

The IK (Ideal Kit) is all 107 paints that are in the Line right now. This is a 'paints only' kit.

The ASK (All Sparkle Kit) is all 33 Sparkle Kits that are in the Line right now. This is a 'paints only' kit.


January 09 Special

Kit #


New Price

Buy Now At

IK Ideal Kit $307.20 $297.03
ASK All Sparkle Kit $ 94.75 $ 88.50
K000 Super Deluxe Kit $225.00 $210.00
K001 Deluxe Kit $157.00 $145.00
K002 ½ Kit $ 101.75 $95.75
K003 Starter Kit $ 42.25 $ 39.25
K004 Primary Kit $ 22.00 $ 20.50
K005 Pastel Kit $ 25.00 $ 23.00
K006 Sparkle Kit 1 $ 39.50 $ 37.75
K007 Country Kit $ 39.50 $ 37.75
K008 Sparkle Kit 2 $ 39.50 $ 37.75


Maybe there are some of you out there that haven't gotten all your paints yet, or are getting low on a lot of different colors. The IK is just what you may need. Or maybe you need to get some paints on hand so when your customers call you can tell them to come on over and pick up the colors that they need. Again the IK may be just what you need. (You'll save $10.17 for each of them by ordering them this month.

Maybe you're ready to try the Sparkle Paints and you want to just get all of them at the same time. The ASK is just what you're looking for. It has all the Sparkles and nothing else. (You'll save $6.25 by ordering it this month.)

Look at the savings on all the other kits. Maybe you've been meaning to get a gift or two (2) for birthdays, etc. This is the time to do it. Get them ordered in January and save money on your gift giving for the rest of the year. Are you one of those folks that shop for Christmas or other Holiday gifts while they're on sale? This is the lowest price on these kits for the year - so now is the time to get them.


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

There are three (3) different Quilt Block Sets for this year. These will come out at the rate of one per month until the end of the year. You will be able to buy back ones - but not forward ones.

You will need to sign up with your instructor for the ones that you want to take.

This is so she or he knows how many of each to order for the month. You will be signing up to take all twelve (12) of the quilt blocks that are in the set that you sign up for.

Your instructor will let you know what paints and accessories you need for each class - plus you will need the Quilt block packet (includes the transfer and one (1) quilt block).

We're going to start off with three (3) quilts for the quilt blocks of the month.

The first quilt will be "Butterfly & Flowers Quilt". You will order it under B&F.

The second quilt is "Wild Animal Quilt". You will order under WAQ.

The third quilt is "Wild Deer Quilt". (Candlelight) You will order it under WDQ.

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.

New for January 2009

Click here to see All the Quilt Blocks

Boy Quilt Block November

Butterfly & Flowers Quilt 01

Girl Quilt Block November

Wild Animal Quilt 01

Boy Quilt Block December

Wild Deer Quilt 01

Click here to see All the Completed Quilt Block Sets

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Transfer News

I am going to discontinue an old transfer – T4675 – I have been wondering what to do with this transfer. I think the thing to do is to discontinue it and bring in another 'feather' transfer next year. This has definitely not been a big seller. I have tried to re-do it, but nothing looks just right. I like the idea of having a 'feather' transfer that you can use alone or with other designs and this one just doesn't do it for me – and apparently not for you folks either. I have none left and the only ones that have ordered it are ones that keep a complete line of transfers on hand to sell to customers. If any of you have any ideas on this just let me know. I can use all the help that I can get. (I know that you all know that by now.)

This month we have 6 New Transfers


Transfer #T4777

T4783 -Amaryllis

T4783 – Amaryllis

This is a wonderful transfer to put on a throw pillow to remember those wonderful huge flowers that folks Give as gifts for the Holidays. You can ignore the Directions and paint it in your favorite amaryllis colors. There are a lot of different color combinations out there today.

Be sure to order a Throw Pillow Cover (P1482).

T4784 - Cowgirl & Cowboy

How about a couple of ideas for the kids. Do you know a few young'uns that are in love with horses and anything to do with horses? Here are two (2) perfect transfers for them. You get both transfers for the price of one.

These will, also, do a double sided Throw Pillow Cover (P1482) or two (2) Covers.

Transfer #T4778

T4784 - Cowgirl & Cowboy

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Paint News

107 Paints to choose from, or make it easy on yourself and get them all in the Ideal Kit. The ballpoint tip nozzle can easily be removed for brush painting. Formulated for fabric painting, these paints are also excellent for painting on other materials (wood, etc.). This is premium quality fabric paint with the following features:

  • Permanent, won't come off in the wash
  • Blends Well for shading or fading colors together
  • Machine Wash & Dry
  • Stays Soft and flexable, Won't Crack or Peel
  • Best of all it is Non-Toxic
  • Safe, won't harm children or animals
  • Makes a great gift for children who love to color and paint!

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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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