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A Sad Goodbye To A Creative Hot Spot: Davenport’s Crafted QC Is Closing Its Doors

June 15th, 2021
A Sad Goodbye To A Creative Hot Spot: Davenport's Crafted QC Is Closing Its Doors

One of the most unique, colorful, fun, and creative stores in the Quad-Cities is going to be closing its doors. Crafted QC, at 221 E. 2nd St., will be shutting down for good at the end of August. The owner of the store, Mary Talbert, sent out this announcement and posted this to her social media today: So this is a hard email to write, but I’m confident this is 100% the right decision. I’ve decided it’s time to close Crafted QC at the end of August. Why? There are many reasons, but at the end of the day it’s because of my own health issues. It’s time for me to step... Read More

9th-Annual Icestravaganza in Davenport Expanded to Three Days

January 6th, 2021
9th-Annual Icestravaganza in Davenport Expanded to Three Days

You can chill out in a winter wonderland in the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) expanded 9th-annual Icestravaganza. The celebration will run from 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, through 10 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Freight House in downtown Davenport, 421 W. River Drive. The free event features beautiful ice carvings (more than 24,000 pounds’ worth) on display all three days at the Freight House and throughout Downtown Davenport. This year’s sculpture theme is “Chilling Winter at the Freight House” with Halloween-inspired ice sculptures, such as witches, haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns... Read More

The Festivus Show Offers Quad-Cities Free Post-New Year’s Day Entertainment

December 31st, 2020
The Festivus Show Offers Quad-Cities Free Post-New Year's Day Entertainment

The day after Christmas is usually a letdown, but a new online concert showcasing Quad-Cities musicians offers another gift – for free. A new two-day holiday extravaganza, “The Festivus Show,” will be held Friday and Saturday nights, with 11 musical acts performing in 11 different downtown Davenport businesses. It aims to celebrate the beautiful originality and talent of the Q-C music scene and many new and loved businesses in downtown Davenport. The lineup of musicians and businesses is as follows: Saturday, Jan. 2 (7 p.m. start) — DJ K Yung (DJ set) at Crafted QC (handmade artisan... Read More

Create Your Own Tie Dye Mask at Crafted QC

September 10th, 2020
Create Your Own Tie Dye Mask at Crafted QC

Create your very own Tie Dye Masks at Crafted QC (221 E 2nd St. Davenport) this Saturday Sep 12 from 12 – 4 p.m. For just $10 per mask (one size fits most adults) you can make a personalized tie-dye mask. Four tie stations and four dye stations will be set up and Liz K will be available for assistance. Additional items may be brought to tie dye, but an additional $10 per item is required. This event is first-come first-serve and registration is required at https://www.craftedqc.com/product/tie-dye-mask-workshop-sat-9-12-12-4-pm/4021. Masks and social distancing are required to participate.   For... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs and MORE!

September 6th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Crafted QC Holding First Sidewalk Sale Saturday

June 19th, 2020
Crafted QC Holding First Sidewalk Sale Saturday

Crafted QC is having their first ever  Sidewalk Sale Saturday, June 20, 10:30 AM-6 PM! Crafty items, our yarn sale, and more to be found! Make sure to click this link and respond to the event because we’re going to post some pre-sale items. (We have furniture and other treasures we don’t want to lug outside because we’re getting old and everything hurts.) The many options to shop include: • Order online (pickup curbside or walk-in and grab it) • Pre-shop the Sidewalk Sale • Shop the actual real life Sidewalk Sale • Visit us in store PLUS, as a thank you, take 20% off... Read More

Downtown Davenport Drive-Thru Celebrates Fathers Saturday

June 18th, 2020
Downtown Davenport Drive-Thru Celebrates Fathers Saturday

Take a drive and shop local during this Downtown Davenport Drive-Thru event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday! Shop for dad, hang out with your dad downtown, or treat yourself! Spend some time scrolling online to shop in advance and drive-thru to pick up your goodies or step out to stroll the downtown streets and check out the sidewalk sales or stop for a cold beverage and great meal. Here are some of the spots to hit, with more being added every hour: The Quad Cities River Bandits and Purina are teaming up to hold a contactless drive-thru pet food pantry at Modern Woodmen Park (209 S. Gaines St.) to help... Read More

Downtown Davenport’s Crafted Q-C Is Opening Tomorrow!

May 19th, 2020
Downtown Davenport's Crafted Q-C Is Opening Tomorrow!

Crafted QC is opening up again! The quirky, fun, downtown Davenport shop at 221 E. 2nd St., will open its doors tomorrow. The shop released the following email today: Two months. We’ve been closed for over two months. There have been tears, there have been times I’ve been ready to throw in the towel, there’s been fear. But there’s also been a lot of love. There have been lots of great notes from customers encouraging us on. There was a great response to our Drive-Thru events which helped to pay the bills. I’ll forever be grateful for that. It feels like a new chapter.... Read More

What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

December 4th, 2019
What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

With the doldrums of winter weather upon us, there’s a need now more than ever for some journalistic sunshine in our lives, and you’ve come to the right place! Every month we look at some of the great positive news going on around the Quad-Cities, and, in partnership with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we shine the spotlight on the GOOD news in the area! Let’s get started!   Like, OMG Becky, We HAVE To Go To This Fest! Crafted QC will be hosting its sixth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, December 6, 6-9 PM and Saturday, December 7, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of... Read More

OMG! Becky Fest December Happening this Weekend!

December 2nd, 2019
OMG! Becky Fest December Happening this Weekend!

OMG! Becky Fest, the Quad Cities’ Indie Art and Vintage Fest is back this weekend! Crafted QC’s very tinsel-ey Becky Fest will take place this Friday Dec 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday Dec 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Great Hall at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). While admission is free, a suggested $2 donation to River Music Experience would be greatly appreciated! Come enjoy 100+ of the Midwest’s best in handmade, vintage, sweet treats, and crafty kids. Live, festive, music will also be provided by the River Music Experience. River Center concessions will have snacks,... Read More