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Febuary 2009

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WOW!!!! Can you believe that January is over already? It has gone so fast.

I want to thank all of you that got orders in for January and apologize for being so late in getting a lot of them back to you. I try to get orders out in one (1) to two (2) working days - but I sure got behind on that during January. If the weather doesn’t do terrible things here like it has done farther south of us - I should be okay on that.

Where I go for my family reunion in the fall is Piggott, Arkansas. They were the hardest hit in the US by this huge ice storm that just happened. My cousin says it looks like a war zone. Trees have broken off well above the ground and 80% of the electric poles are down. They don't know when they will have electricity again. At least as the temperatures go back up to normal it's not as hard to stay warm. She tried making coffee on her wood stove (boiling it) – she said it was awful and she is going to make sure she always has those little coffee bags (like tea bags) in the house from now on.

Don’t forget that the Company will be closed from February 21 thru February 28. We will be in Florida seeing vendors and instructors (as well as going to Disney World with the kids and grandkids).


I've talked about Pauline Laughlin before. She's my 96-year young lady up in Rogers, Arkansas. She called me a couple of months ago and gave me the web site at the Library of Congress where they have one of her painted quilts and did an interview with her about it. Click on “View Interview”. This will take you to the actual interview and let you find out some interesting things about Pauline. It, also, tells you right away that she uses Cameo Paints. This is a very interesting article.

Thanks for sharing with the world Pauline! We really appreciate it!


Class News

Since we had to cancel last month because of the weather – I will be teaching the One Stroke Fabric Painting technique on the WDQ01.

This is so fast – we might even get to WDQ02 at the same meetings.

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.)

February 19th – 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM – Here

February 8th – Class in Brooklyn, MI – 2:00 PM – at Lori's (call for directions)

February 14th – Class in Brooklyn, MI – 2:00 PM – at Sharon's (call for directions)


Monthly Special

Let's think SPRING and give Mother Nature a nudge in the right direction!!

We'll take a couple of nice springy transfers (T4514) and put them on a set of pillow cases (P1595).


This would normally cost retail $15.24. For the February 2009 Special let's just charge $12.00.

This Special (MSFEB09) will include (2) T4514 and one set of pillow cases (P1595).

These would, also, go over well in craft shows and for wedding gifts or new home gifts. I'm sure you can think of lots of things to do with them – so have fun!!



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

I am having so much fun with the new Quilt Blocks of the Month. It’s fun trying to explain new techniques in writing.

On the Wild Deer Quilt blocks – right off the bat, I explained something wrong in the newsletter. When you're doing "One Stoke Fabric Painting" I should have said that you fill each corner of the brush with a different color. When you order the WBQ01 I have a 'how to' page in there with pictures. I think that will explain it a little better.

If any of you have suggestions on how to write up directions on this be sure to get them to me.

Remember that you can order the Monthly Quilt Blocks during the month that they come out and you can order any back ones that have already come out. So – if you decide this month that you want to do one of the new quilts– you can order this month's and last month's blocks. If in June you decide that you really would like to do all the quilts – you can order the blocks for June -and all the ones that came out earlier in the year.

The Wild Animal Quilt, also, has extra tips in the directions for the first block of the year. Christy Lee painted and charted this quilt and put in the extra tips to make it easier for you to paint the designs.

The Quilt Blocks of the Month seem to be going over well for this year. I never know how you all will like them until I get them out there. Be sure to order the first block of the series to get the extra directions that are for the whole series.

New for Febuary 2009

Click here to see All the Quilt Blocks

Butterfly & Flower Quilt Block

Butterfly & Flowers Quilt 02

Wild Animal Quilt Block

Wild Animal Quilt 02

Wild Deer Quilt Block

Wild Deer Quilt 02

Click here to see All the Completed Quilt Block Sets

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.

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Transfer News

I think these designs would go over well at the spring craft shows. They are just the thing for summer wear.

*Both of these transfers are pre-shaded and very easy to paint.

This month we have 3 New Transfers


Transfer #T4785
Transfer #T4785

T4785 - Car & Motorcycle

T4785 – Car & Motorcycle

T4786 – This is a nice large design for large shirts or jackets. Putting a name on the license plate will personalize it. You could even personalize it at craft shows since it is such a little thing to do. There are two other smaller designs that are on the transfer that will fit on smaller things or even pockets. This is, also, an oldie but goodie.

T4786 - Semis

T4786 – This is a nice large design for large shirts or jackets. Putting a name on the license plate will personalize it. You could even personalize it at craft shows since it is such a little thing to do. There are two other smaller designs that are on the transfer that will fit on smaller things or even pockets. This is, also, an oldie but goodie.

Transfer #T4786

T4786 - Semis

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Holiday Transfers

Don't forget all the transfers that we have for up-coming holidays:

(These are all great craft show and gift designs. They will go on any number of items to paint and sell or give away or to use for yourself.)

Valentine's Day

T4385 T4548 T4643 T4661 T4642 T4663 T4665

St. Patrick's Day

T4405 T4672 T4718 T4719      


T4348 T4523 T4720 T4725 T4726 T4727  

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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