Events/Contact/Book Club Questions

EVENTS 

Come See Me if You Can! 

 
2017: 

Monday--April 10, 2017 -- Village Quilters -- Wheaton, Illinois -- 7 pm

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -- Pieces From the Heart Guild Presentation --Morris, IL

Thursday, May 18, 2017 -- Pride of the Prairie Guild Presentation -- Naperville, IL

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -- Piecemakers Quilt Guild -- Galesburg, IL

More to come...many presentations and shows are pending


SOME PAST EVENTS

March 31 & April 1, 2017 -- Pieces From the Heart Quilt Show-- Channahon, IL
February 8, 2017 -- Pieces 'n Patches Guild Talk - Steger, IL
November 13, 2016 -- Homewood Embroiderers Guild - Homewood, Illinois
October 20, 2016 -- Illinois Valley Quilters' Guild - Ottawa, Illinois
Oct 14-15-- Prairie Star Quilters Guild Quilt Show -- Wheaton, IL
Oct 10 at 6pm --  Chocolate City Quilters - Burlington, WI
October 4 -- Mad City Quilter Guild --  Madison, Wisconsin

Sept 26  -- East Iowa Heirloom Quilters
Sept 14  -- Quilters Plus Glenwood, IL
August 15 -- Dubuque Cable Car Quilters Guild Dubuque, Iowa 
July 25 -- Byron Public Library
July15-17, 2016 -- Batavia Quilt and Textile Show --  Batavia Quilt Show
June 12, 2016 -- Book signing at Minnesota Quilters Show -- St. Cloud, MN

May 24, 2016 -- Heritage Quilt Guild -- Guild Talk/Trunk Show/Book Signing -- Crown Point, Indiana
May 13-14, 2016 -- Cable Car Quilters Guild Quilt Show -- Dubuque, Iowa  
April 17-23, 2016 --  I'M FINALLY GOING TO PADUCAH!!!!  
April 1-2, 2016 -- 6 Decatur Quilt Fest-- Decatur Civic Center, Decatur, IL
March 12-13, 2016 -- Pride of the Prairie Quilt Show -- Crest Hill, IL
Jan 23, 2016 -- Park Forest Public Library--Local Authors Showcase
Jan 14, 2016-- Guild Talk and Trunk Show--Kankakee Quilt Makers--Bourbonnais, IL
Sat. October 24, 2015 -- Guild Talk and Trunk Show -- Mt. Carmel, IL
Sat-Sun, October 17-18, 2015 -- Lighthouse Legacy Quilt Guild Quilt Show -- Racine, WI
Fri-Sat, October 2-3, 2015 -- Village Quilters of Lake Bluff/Lake Forest
Sat-Sun, Sept 26-27, 2015 -- Pieces n' Patches Quilt Guild and Quilters Plus Quilt Guild
Quilt Show -- Steger, IL
Wed-Sun, September 16-20, 2015--Quilt Retreat--WOOHOO!
August 6-8, 2015 -- Keynote speaker at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Show~Galena, IL

July 17-19, 2015 -- Batavia Quilt and Textile Show. 
May 29, 2015 -- Top Shelf Quilt Shop, Frankfort, IL
May 13, 2015 -- A.M and P.M. Guild talks & trunk show. Decatur Quilters Guild
May 4, 2015 -- Dixon, IL -- Petunia City Quilters Guild talk and trunk show
May 2-3, 2015 -- Rockford, IL -- Sinnissippi Quilters Inc. Biennial Quilt Show
April 10-11, 2015 -- Decatur Quilters Guild, Decatur, IL.
April 1, 2015 -- Antioch, IL -- Northern Lake County Quilt Guild 
March 19, 2015 -- Michigan City, Indiana -- Dunes County Quilters Guild, Guild Talk, Book Signing, and Trunk Show 
February 17, 2015--South Holland, IL--Heritage Quilters of South Suburbia, Guild Talk, Trunk Show.  
January 23, 2015 -- Mt. Carmel Bunco Night, Chicago IL
Dec 9 - 10, 2014 -- Book talk/trunk show at the Quilter's Garden, Princeton, IL
November 18, 2014 -- Viroqua, WI -- Vernon County Piecemakers Guild Talk & Trunk Show
October 25-26, 2014 -- Round Lake Beach, IL --Northern Lake County Quilt Guild Quilt Show
October 11-12, 2014 -- Sycamore, IL -- Dekalb County Quilters' Guild     
October 3-4, 2014 -- Crete, IL -- Heritage Quilters Guild of South Suburbia
September 27-28, 2014--Peoria, IL~Gems of the Prairie Quilters  http://gemsoftheprairie.com/quilt-show/
September 11, 2014 --Chesterton, IN~String-A-Long Quilt Guild Talk-  http://stringalongqg.org/ 
August 16-17, 2014 -- Galesburg, IL ~ Piecemaker's Quilt Guild Quilt Show
July 18 - 20, 2014 -- Batavia, IL -- Threads from Past to Present Quilt & Textile Show.
June 7, 2014 -- Chicago, IL -- Printer's Row Lit Fest
June 3, 2014 -- Peotone, IL - Peotone Public Library Book Club Talk
May 22, 2014 -- Park Forest, IL Park Forest Library, The Knit Lit Book Club, Talk
May 14, 2014 -- Homewood, IL, South Suburban Newcomers Club Luncheon Book Talk (Private)
May 9-10, 2014 -- Dubuque, IA, Cable Car Quilters Guild  http://www.cablecarquilters.com/Quilt-Show.html
May 2, 2014-- Frankfort, IL -- Top Shelf Quilts, Book Talk and Bed Turning

April 28, 2014 -- In-Print Radio Interview
April 23, 2014 -- ROC Private book club talk 

April 13, 2014 --National Road Quilters Guild, Guild Talk and Trunk Show, Marshall, IL  
April 12, 2014 -- Marshall Public Library, Marshall, I--Library talk and book signing
April 9, 2014 -- Evergreen Park Library, Bunco Party--Play Bunco with author Karen DeWitt 
March 29-30, 2014 -- String-A-Long Quilt Guild Show http://stringalongqg.org/quilt_shows
March 8-9, 2014  -- Pride of the Prairie Quilters Quilt Show Crest Hill, IL 
February 27, 2014 -- Potpourri of Lectures, Park Forest Library, Park Forest, IL
February 23, 2014 -- Interview with Bill Moller, WGN Radio, Chicago, IL: LISTEN HERE
January 24, 2014 -- Bunco Night at Mt.Carmel HS, Chicago
January 10, 2014 -- Interview with freelance writer Jaime Angio of the Sun Times-Southtown Star.
December 12, 2013 -- Top Shelf Quilts, Frankfort, IL
November 21, 2013 -- Mount Carmel Mothers' Club Jingle and Mingle Holiday Bazaar, Chicago, IL
November 8-10, 2013 --TheGalena and Jo Daviess Quilt and Fiber Arts Show, Galena, IL
September 27, 2013 -- Interview with Karen DeWitt, Author of The Bunco Club
September 28, 2013 -- Glen Ellyn Book Fest
October 5, 2013 -- Oswego Literary Festival 
October 8, 2013 -- Private Book Club Talk, Frankfort, IL 
October 12, 2013 --The Joliet Regional Author Fair 
October 19, 2013 -- Barnes and Noble, Rockford, IL
October 27, 2013 --Private fundraiser, Olympia Fields, IL  
August 3, 2013 -- Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL. Book discussion.
July 19-21, 2013 -- Batavia Quilt Show, Batavia, IL.


SCHEDULE A GUILD TALK, QUILT SHOP TALK, or LIBRARY TALK

Talking about my books and getting ready to do a Bed Turning
Contact me for pricing and dates.  KarenDeWitt7@gmail.com

SCHEDULE A BOOK CLUB CHAT 

WITH KAREN 

 If you have the ability to round-up a group of people in your book club, bookstore, or community Bunco fundraiser, I would be happy to meet with your group for a talk and book signing.
 
E-Chats require a speakerphone or a computer or tablet with Skyping capability. 
Contact me at KarenDeWitt7@gmail.com and we’ll make a date!
 

BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS for THE BUNCO CLUB

SPOILER ALERT! 
Do not read these questions until you've finished the book!

1.      How realistic was the characterization? Was there one of the eight women you would most like to meet and why? One you would rather not know and why? Did you have a favorite/least favorite chapter and did that correspond with your favorite/least favorite character?
2.      Did you enjoy the point of view changing each month as the Bunco box of supplies changed hands? Why or why not?
3.      Did any of the characters or their scenarios surprise you? Which ones?
4.      How does the setting figure into the book? Did you feel you were experiencing the seasons and places in which the book was set? Was a particular scene memorable/vivid to you?
5.      Did the actions and the situations of the characters seem plausible? Why? Why not?
6.      Do you feel/understand Rosa’s growing devastation about her son as the book progresses? Will Rosa and Terry’s relationship survive the daily agony of a missing child? Were you surprised Ricky was still missing at the end of the book? If Rosa was your friend, what advice/help would you give her?
7.      Was Marge right to keep her first-born a secret from her children and friends? Do you think her children should have been angrier when they learned of their half-brother or is it evidence of Marge being a good mother that they were so understanding?
8.      What more or what different could Helen have done to protect her daughter from bullying? Is there a point when enough is enough and you remove your child from a bullying situation at school or do you tell them to toughen up and stick it out?
9.      Was Phree’s discovery of the Mayflower treasures exciting? Believable? Did you learn anything about the pilgrims or the Mayflower that you didn’t already know?
10.  Should Nedra continue working for Excel Chicago or do you think she is ready to peruse a career as a writer?
11.  Did Nancy frustrate you as much as she did the women in the Bunco Club by not being able to commit to a possible relationship with Michael? Why was she so unsure of herself?
12.  Lettie appears to have it “all together”. Do you think she has a weak spot that she is keeping hidden even from herself? Is she an odd match as best friend to Rosa or do their personalities complement each other? Do you have a good friend who is your complete opposite?
13.  Do you know anyone who exhibits hoarding issues? Are they mild or full blown? Is Beth’s situation under control as long as she can stay “organized” or does she still have a problem that needs to be addressed? Do you think her husband will figure out what she is doing and what do you think his reaction will be?
14.  Did the book end the way you expected? Were you disappointed, surprised, or happy when you reached the end of the book? Did you want the stories of the women to keep going? Would you read a sequel?
15.  Would you recommend this book to other readers?



 






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