Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery!

In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist.

Calla Ritchie

It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon!

If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com.

We look forward to featuring you and your artworks in our gallery!


Today’s artist offers a different type of art — fabric art and costume making!

It’s East Moline’s Calla Ritchie, who works under her own name and through her business, C&C Dress Factory.

As Ritchie says, “I make made to order dresses- mainly figure skating dresses. I do also make masks now. Fabric art is different, but creative and artistic.”

Here’s some of her work, both displayed on athletes performing in competition, and on the hanger:


Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.