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March 2009

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Guess who I met up with in Florida?

Last time we were in Orlando, to ship the Company back to Michigan, she picked us up at the airport and took us home with her. Lent us her car and made sure we knew when we had to be where and that we got there.

Robyn said to say "Hi y'all"

RobynThis time she not only made sure we got where we needed to be - she paid the tolls (we had no change) and she navigated so we didn't get lost in the construction.

I, also, saw Mr. Schmidt, the previous owner of Cameo. He said to say "Hi" to you and hopes you are all doing well. He gave me some good suggestions before he had to leave to get back to his wife, Judy.

The trip down was horrendous. We left in a snow storm - missed connections - was supposed to be in Orlando by 6:00 PM and didn't get in until 11:00 PM - of course, our luggage didn't make all those changes - our luggage got in about 2:00 AM - the car was rented for 6:00 PM (they still had it for us when we got there) - the hotel was for 6:00 PM (Mysti called them and told him that we were late and explained - as we landed in Orlando she called him and told him we were landing - he said everything was fine - when we got to the hotel two hours later he was so happy to see her. He said "It's been two hours since you called. I was afraid something else happened to you!" - the grandkids hadn't eaten a meal since 7:30 AM and although we went to McDonald's to get food to take back to the hotel room, the kids fell asleep before they could eat.

The good thing is - the bad stuff happened on that first day and from then on everything went comparatively smooth.

We connected with vendors and friends and took in so much information that we are still trying to comprehend it all.

Thanks to my smart son-in-law, Chuck (Tammy's husband) explaining to me about using the internet to set up cars, hotel and air fares, we will hopefully be able to make more trips to see our various vendors and put faces to email and phone people.

On this wonderful, short trip with our grandkids and two daughters and a son-in-law, Tammy and Chuck put us up at the Wilderness Lodge in Disney World. It was wonderful and we appreciate them sharing their wonderful Disney Adventure with all of us.

While we were at the Lodge, Sandy Wadelton came to see us and learned some of the new techniques that I have been talking about in the newsletters. When she went back to her people, they were all excited to learn everything that she had picked up. "Thanks Sandy, for coming to see us. We loved having you and sharing."

Okay - let's bring things up-to-date.

First of all, you all knew this newsletter was going to be late. It's late half the time (okay! It's late three quarters of the time.) Just had too many orders (thank you all for that.) to get out before I could get down to doing it.

I want to thank all of you who have waited over-long to get your orders. We appreciate your patience.

I had my sister whip up some more placemats (P1289). I was running low thanks to your orders. She has a new surger and decided that they looked better surged around the edges. I agree. These are sewn like the later ones that we got from Orlando.

She, also, had the original oval template that we were going to use when I first added the placemats back into the Line. We couldn't do it at that time - but I really like the one she made up to show me. It looks good. What do you think of adding oval placemats to the Line? It's up to you - let me know what you think. I can take the rectangular placemats out and put the oval placemats in - or I can carry them both.

Also, she suggested having the oval placemats in white Perma press and in the off-white Candlelight materials. What do you think?

She, also, made up some dresser scarves/runners (P329) in Candlelight. I was out of them. These are made with the surger and are a little bit longer than the white ones (P326). See what you think of them.


Class News

March 19 - 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM - Here in Manchester

March 14th - 2:00 PM - In Brooklyn at Sharon's (call for directions)


Monthly Special

The monthly special for March 2009 is (MSMAR09)


This includes T4788 (a double transfer set)

And (2) Pillow Covers (P1482) and (P1483)

This Special will run through the month of April since I am getting the newsletter out so late.

This would normally cost retail $13.55. You can get this great Special now for just $11.00.

This will give you a Perma Press (white) Throw Pillow Cover (P1482) and Candlelight (off-white) Throw Pillow Cover (P1483). With the new T4788 transfer that will let you do a throw pillow for a boy and a girl. These could maybe be birthday presents this year or maybe even Easter presents. These could be something different for the young ones.

These will be fast and easy - and if you don't like my colors they will look great in any colors you do them in.



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


Where: At the Ginger's Cameo Facility, 4879 Sylvan Rd., Manchester, MI
Time: Classes start at 9:00 AM (Continental Breakfast - 8:00 AM)
Door prizes: Drawings on the hour
Registration: $30.00 (includes some supplies)
  • A dish to pass
  • Ideas and painted items to share
  • A complete set of Paints - Fiber Blenders - Scissors - Brushes
  • Make your painting go quicker with Fabric Brushes
  • Working with trees (Lori Bartlett) (T4651) Bring shirt to paint on.
  • Cuddly rabbits (Halleen Fisk) (T4762) Bring shirt to paint on.
  • Using Open-tip on new transfer - Bring shirt to paint on.

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 WDQ-01 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 March 2009

Click here to see All the Quilt Blocks

Butterfly & Flower Quilt Block

Butterfly & Flowers Quilt 03

Wild Animal Quilt Block

Wild Animal Quilt 03

Wild Deer Quilt Block

Wild Deer Quilt 03

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

This month we have 2 New Transfers


T4787 - '40's John Deere Tractor

Here is the next John Deere transfer.

I know that a lot of you have been waiting for it.

It's pretty much outline and fill in except for the ground. I did a wash on that with a little rag and I used a toothbrush to put in the grass.

Transfer #T4787

T4787 - '40's John Deere Tractor

Transfer #T4788
Transfer #T4788

T4788 - Soft & Silly

T4788 - Soft & Silly

Easy outline and fill in designs.

You get both of them for the price of one.

You might use them one for a boy and one for a girl.

see our Monthly Special

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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.)

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

You've seen my mention of the latchkey group here in Michigan. Their teacher, Vivien Gunderson, sent me some pictures, but asked me not to put any of the kids faces out in the world, just to keep them safer. So here you are - what some of the Michigan Latchkey Kids have painted (handkerchiefs -mostly for gifts).


Rene McDonough, in Venice, FL wanted to do the Christmas Quilt for her daughter, but her daughter didn't want Blue Birds on her quilt so Rene painted in her own colors - and changed out one of the blocks for the Christmas Basket (T4235).

The birds in this picture are done with 301-302 & 303. Striking!!

Rene QuiltRene Quilt


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.

Our Newest Teacher! (Search for your location below!)

You can now contact Lisa Kinsley in Blanchester, OH for classes and supplies.

She just got started and would love to hear from you call 513-535-3175 or email her at

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

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!!!!

Ohio - Lisa Kinsley is still giving her wonderful classes in Blanchester. Give her a call if you want to learn lots of new things. (513-535-3175) or email


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. email


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 in 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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