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June 2009

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Well, we haven’t had any snow this month. Maybe it will hold off until next winter. I sure hope so.

Let’s talk about the quilts that are in the Line. We have some easy ones and some hard ones (the painting that is.)

We have:

There is something for most occasions.

According to how you piece them together and quilt them, they can be something as small and simple as a lap-throw or they can be built up to be a king size bed quilt.

Cat Cuddler QuiltIn the 6-piece quilts one of the easiest ones to do is the Baby Quit 2. It’s charted to be Outline and fill-in. Since there are only 6 blocks it doesn’t take any time at all to get them finished. Then all you have to do is either quilt it or have it quilted. I don’t sew so I have mine quilted. My sister, Sharon, does them for me. I want them to be light weight so she just uses a fleece throw as the backing and puts nothing in between. She uses a 1 ½” strip in between the blocks and makes a 2” quilt binding out of the same material to go around the outside of the quilt that holds the two pieces together (the top and the fleece throw). Then she runs seams around the blocks going through the top and the fleece throw. This gives it a slight quilted look and keeps the two pieces from separating away from each other. She can get two baby quilts out of one fleece throw.

I Love Jesus Quilt*The fleece throw can be in several different sizes and in just about any color you want it, but it should be plain. If it has a design on it, that design will show through since there is nothing in between. If you use a throw that has a design on it then you will need to put a piece of thin quilt batting in between to block the design from showing through. This will make the quilt heavier and after the stitching is done, it will look more quilted (poofier).

Other Quilt Paks that are Outline and fill-in are:

The rest of the Quilt Pak designs range from simple feather-stroking to blending and highlighting and using other techniques to make them very different and 3- dimensional.

They would all make great gifts or craft show projects and can, also, be given or sold as kits that are un-done.

Of course, the designs in any of these Paks can be put on other things (shirts, pillow cases, tablecloths, etc. Some of them are pre-shaded – but most are not.

A pre-shaded design means that the shadow marks are actually on the transfer itself. This means that you can paint over the shadow marks and it looks like you actually used two colors – or you can use the shaded areas to know where to put your darker colors when you’re shading the design.

The pre-shaded Quilt Paks are:

If you haven’t tried one of our Quilt Paks, this is the time to try one. Some of them are so easy that children can do them – and what a rainy-day project that would be. It could cover the whole summer and when they are done with it you can teach them how to sew it together and make it into a throw or a quilt. What a sense of self-satisfaction they would have. Of course, this goes for adults, too.

Remember to order your Quilt Blocks of the Month.

I have three different sets for this year: Flowers & Butterfly Quilt blocks, Wild Animal Quilt blocks, Wild Deer Quilt blocks.

You can order all the ones that have been put out so far this year – that gets us through the o6’s (June). So you can order any of them that are printed in the newsletters this year – back ones for these three quilts and new ones as they come out. If you order them every month – by the end of the year you have a full quilt done. I put out the last two blocks in November so you have time to get them painted and get the whole thing quilted by the Holidays.

Now for the Black Heat Transfer Pens

They now have a white barrel and top. I know! I think it’s kind of strange myself. There is a reason for this. Some of you have had trouble with the old transfer pens – so this barrel has an added closure point. When you put the top on the pen -push it down until you feel it click. This will keep your transfer ink nice and fresh and make the pen last longer. You can actually see if you don’t have it closed nice and tight.


Re-usable Shopping Bags
Just $12.95



Image on bag is not included

Here is our new re-usable, paintable shopping bag (P1493 -$12.95). I have had a lot of folks ask me to get them in, but I had to wait until I found just the right bag.

In the picture you can see that the bag is about 4" shorter than a regular brown paper bag. It is the same size as a regular plastic bag (but it's good for the environment and will last for years).

We have washed and dried this bag both before and after painting. It looks good after drying in the drier. Any change in size will come back as you put things into the bag and carry it. It holds the paint just fine after washing.

They can be done in any designs. At first I was thinking just fruits, vegetable, cornucopia, or anything that is connected to food. (Shown on the bag is T4647) Then I thought it through better. Some folks like butterflies - they would like their bags with butterflies on them. So bags with different butterfly designs should sell well. You might want to do dragonflies, unicorns, frogs, mushrooms, pigs, cows or anything that is considered a collectable design. Why have bags that look like everyone else's when you can have bags that are uniquely yours?

You don't have to use just them when you're grocery shopping. You need bags no matter what you're shopping for whether it's books, hardware, clothes, what have you.

Make great gifts for birthday, holiday, anniversary gift? A painted bag is perfect for any occasion.

Starting with the simple step of bringing your own reusable cloth bag to shop may seem trivial, but it creates a "mindset." Like anything, the more people who take this simple step, the more it becomes the natural and right thing to do.

Note: Image on bag is not included this is a plain white bag ready to be painted as you desire.

Monthly Special

The monthly Special for June 2009


This month’s special will be 10% off the Quilt Paks



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.

New item from May

C470 - Brush Set 2 -$10.00.


I have been asked by several people to get some more brushes in the Line - so here they are. Now you can have two (2) slanted brushes and a detail brush to add to your working supplies.



They tried these at the Spring Workshop and Everyone really liked the way they worked.


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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 June 2009

Click here to see All the Quilt Blocks

Butterfly & Flower Quilt Block

Butterfly & Flowers Quilt 06

Wild Animal Quilt Block

Wild Animal Quilt 06

Wild Deer Quilt Block

Wild Deer Quilt 06

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 3 New Transfers


T4795 – Vegetables

Yes – there are seven (7) vegetables. There is one for each day of the week – or they can certainly be used on the new re-usable shopping bags. What better on your grocery bag than vegetables?

Transfer #T4792

T4795 – Vegetables

Transfer #T4793

T4796 – Days of the Week

T4796 – Days of the Week

Now you have the days of the week to use on your towels. These are nice generic words that will go with any designs that you want to use.

Of course, you could use them on your clothes, too. Some little boy or girl might want to know which pair of paints to wear on which day.



T4797 – A Fairy Nice 4th

This is just the cutest design for the up-coming 4th of July. Just think of this one on one side of a shirt and the Patriotic Bear (T4681) on the other side. It would look wonderful coming and going.

Transfer #T4794 - Daily Poodles

T4797 – A Fairy Nice 4th

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We Had a Great Spring Seminar

Workshop Workshop Workshop
Workshop Workshop Workshop

Special Thanks to all that attended this years Spring Seminar on May 2nd.


Class News

June 14th – 2:00 PM – Brooklyn Workshop at Lori Bartlett’s house – call for info

June 18th – 11:00 AM – Workshop here at the Cameo Facilities– We’ll be working on a “Fairy-nice 4th” – so bring a shirt to put it on. This is a nice simple design – so all of you who have put off coming to a workshop because you’re just getting started painting – this is the perfect workshop for you to attend. If you have never painted before – let us get you started at this workshop.

If you want to put this design on a Mini-Flag (P322), the cost of the class will be $10.00. This will include the Mini-Flag, the transfer (T4797) and you can use my paints. This could be the perfect start to a perfect summer of crafting.

June 20th – 2:00PM – Brooklyn Workshop at Sharon Manning’s – call for info


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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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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