I think it would be great to win at a fair (or anywhere else). I do know of a sad story though regarding quilts at a fair. A friend of mine had entered before and won, but last year a mouse might have liked her quilt more than the judges as it ate little holes (maybe to build a nest) in her quilt. She was devastated by all her work being eaten. That said, she is working to repair it and still it looks better than lots of my quilts (with no mouse help). I do not ever aspire to enter a quilt in a juried quilt show, but maybe at a fair sometime (and I will not worry about the mice; I think)... I think quilts are for everyone, not just the judges.