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Deb Heatherly

Deb Heatherly

Deb’s Cats N Quilts Designs

Designer for Creative Grids® Rulers

Online Group “Grids Girls”  

Deb Heatherly has been quilting for more than 37 years ago and has worn many ‘quilting hats” during that time. From 1999-2004 Deb was a freelance writer and designer for QUILT magazine and its sister publications. One of the humorous articles that she wrote for the magazine, “All I know about Quilting I learned from my Cats,” eventually lead to the name of the shop that she opened in 2005 and to the name of her pattern design company- Deb’s Cats n Quilts Designs. Deb was honored to have the shop featured in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of QUILT SAMPLER magazine but decided to sell the shop around the same time so that she could design full time for Creative Grids®. 

The Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle Tool, Strippy Stars Tool, Turbo 4 Patch Tool, The Ultimate Flying Geese Tool, and the Cat’s Cradle XL were all designed by Deb. She has 6 books on the market that companion these and other Creative Grids® specialty tools. In 2019 Deb also added fabric designer to her resume when she designed “Whiskers n Catnip” for Timeless Treasures and a BOM pattern to accompany the line. She has developed a program for shops called “Grids Girls” and an online Facebook group by the same name. The group has members from all across the world. Members can ask question and post pictures of their latest Creative Grids® project as well as participate in Deb’s very popular 8-week mystery quilts. 

Deb is married and lives in the beautiful mountains of western NC. When not in the studio, Deb is on the road lecturing and teaching for guilds and shops across the country. 


Hip Hip Hooray workshop, Deb Heatherly

Thursday, July 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Hip Hip Hooray 

All Levels

This class will teach students to use the following tools: Creative Grids® CGRDH1- Cat’s Cradle Tool and CGRDH2- Strippy Stars Tool.  Students may purchase the tools needed from their local quilt shop or from Deb’s web site www.debscatsnquilts.com before the class.   Deb will also have 3 of each tool with her to share in class but having your own will keep you from having to wait.  Students may purchase the pattern from their local quilt shop or from my web site www.debscatsnquilts.com before class. Students may also purchase the pattern from instructor the day of class. If purchasing the pattern, the day of class, please have cash or check made out to Deb’s Cats n Quilts Designs.  If purchasing the pattern, the day of class, please have cash or check made out to Deb’s Cats n Quilts Designs.

Pattern $10.  


Catamount workshop, Deb Heatherly

Friday, July 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Catamount 

All Levels

Our goal in this class is to:  To fully understand how to use the cat’s cradle tool and complete at least (1) Catamount block. Deb will also discuss and demonstrate: Pressing tips and techniques and how color selection and placement will change the look of your cat’s cradle block. Finally, she will discuss and demonstrate squaring the half square triangles using the optional tools mentioned above. 


Connections workshop, Deb Heatherly

Friday, July 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Connections

All levels

This class will teach students to use the Creative Grids®: GRJAW1- 8” Log Cabin Trim tool (In a new and unique technique), CGRDH2- Strippy Stars Tool, and the CGRDH3- Turbo 4-patch Tool. Students may purchase the required tools from their local quilt shop or from my web site www.debscatsnquilts.com before the class.   Our goal in this class is to understand how to use each of the featured Creative Grids® tools.  Included will be a demo on how to use the log cabin trim tool in several additional ways.   Our goal will also be to  complete at least (1) Connections block and (4) strippy stars units.  If purchasing the pattern, the day of class, please have cash or check made out to Deb’s Cats n Quilts Designs.  

Pattern $10.  


Scrappily Ever After workshop, Deb Heatherly

Saturday. July 25 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Scrappily Ever After 

All Levels

Our goal in this class is to: understand how to use each of the featured Creative Grids® tools for the techniques in this quilt and to complete at least (1) Pineapple Pinwheel Block and (8) geese to border the block.   Students will also learn how to make the pieced border units using the pineapple pinwheel technique.  Deb will demonstrate 3 ways to make the flying geese.   Please see yardage information on the next page.     Because you will decide which geese method you prefer once you try them in class, cutting listed is only for a few flying geese units.  If purchasing the pattern, the day of class, please have cash or check made out to Deb’s Cats n Quilts Designs. 

  Pattern $10.