Yes, in a lot of ways I feel it is better to be asked to have it hang at the LQS. She has a lot more at stake in putting it into her shop ... than a Judge who remains unknown!! And so do I have a lot at stake ... being that I will know a lot of people who see it ... and quilters tend to be harder judges of their peers work than the spectators who stroll by at a Fair! YIKES!!! what have I agreed to?