The Southwestern Cowbelles ceremoniously posted their annual quilt in the windows at Southwest Printing on Thursday, meaning that raffle tickets for a chance to take home the handcrafted quilt are available for purchase.
The Cowbelles are a women’s group that works alongside the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association. They have been auctioning off a quilt at the Livestock Association’s annual meeting for nearly four decades, said Cowbelle member Ann Neely.
Each square features the brand of a local rancher.
The brown-and-white quilt will be raffled off about 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at this year’s meeting at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Money raised from the raffle will go toward Cowbelle operations.
Raffle tickets cost $1 each, or six for $5.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Mary Ellen McComb at 882-7928.