I finally got my act together and entered some of my work in the county fair this year, for the first time since I have lived here.
The edelweiss hardanger doily got Judges' Choice! Yay!
The first year of fair-going after I moved here from Friday Harbor was somewhat of a shock. In Friday Harbor, there is an extremely active textile guild and the fair was the highlight of the year. The Fiber Arts (knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, felting/fulling, rug hooking, tatting, etc.) and Textile Arts (sewing, quilting, smocking, embroidery, etc.) entries take up an entire barn, which is one of the biggest display areas of the fair.
Here...not so much. The entire crochet, embroidery, and knitting display this year was a counter about six feet long and two feet wide. The quilts are in a different building. There aren't even weaving or spinning categories at all.
Still, it's fun to have stuff on display and always exciting to win a ribbon!