LadyBugz Quilt Co. Opens Its Doors
by Watch Staff
May 12, 2011 | 1938 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MONTROSE – Local quilters no longer need to commute to Hotchkiss, Grand Junction or Durango to get their materials. Longtime quilters Lori Zentmeyer and Kristi Thaute have opened the LadyBugz Quilt Company, 302 W. Main Street.

There's a welcoming and homey feeling at LadyBugz, which welcomes all levels of quilters, from beginners to experienced quilters, and children; 100 percent cotton fabric (great for all fabric projects) is on sale. The store is open fro 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; quilting classes begin in June. 

For more information call 970/249-1600 or email


WISE Women Scholarships to Brianna Hill, Willa Johnson

RIDGWAY– Women in Support of Education has announced this year's two recipients of its 2011 Emma Lou Wilder Memorial Scholarships are Brianna Hill and Willa Johnson.

Hill, a junior at Westminster College, in Utah, with a double major in economics and marketing, while volunteering and working part-time, will receive a $2,000; she is planning a career in public relations.

Johnson, a sophomore at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, is majoring in nutrition with a minor in sociology; she volunteers extensively for both on and off-campus causes. Johnson will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Both Hill and Johnson are graduates of Ridgway High School. Hill is the daughter of Darrin and Valerie Hill. 

THS Graduate Childs Awarded for Work with INTERPOL

TELLURIDE – Alexa Child, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2012, has been selected by the College’s Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies as the 2010 fall semester’s Maurizio Vannicelli Washington Semester Away program award.

Child, from Telluride/Mountain Village, is a political science major and a member of Student Programs for Urban Development, a student-run community service organization at Holy Cross.In Washington D.C. Child interned at INTERPOL, the international criminal police organization, and the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations, working in the terrorism and violent crimes division and preparing international notices for wanted terrorists, murderers, and pornographers. She presented a talk titled “Patting Down: Transportation Security,” earlier this month, focusing on transportation security after 9/11, and explaining why policy and funding is only focused on aviation security, and ignores mass transit security, despite rising terrorist attacks on transit lines abroad, including Madrid and London. 

The Great US 50 Yard Sale Coming Soon

MONTROSE – The 12th Annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale will take over Main Street on Saturday, May 21.

The event, put on by the Retail Enhancement Council and the Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism, is open to the public, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Main Street will be closed from Townsend Avenue to Park Avenue for the yard sale. 

Citizens of Montrose, nonprofits and businesses are all invited to participate.  “If we all plan to vend our goods and services on the same day, not only will we have a ridiculously good time, but we’ll be able to attract many more buyers than if we were to each venture out on our own,” said Melanie Kline, owner of Ouray Silversmiths and a Retail Enhancement Council Member.

Spaces measuring roughly 15 by 15 feet can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for $10; pre-registration is required.  Register at the Montrose ACT office, 1519 East Main St., or online at For more information, call 970/249-5000.

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