Rediscovering the Art of Samplers is the title of an exhibition to be held at the Villa Rusconi in Castano Primo, near Milano, Italy between 22 and 30 May 2010, (14.00-18.00 Tuesday to Friday and 10.00 - 18.00 on Saturday). Organized by the stitching guild Noi di Milano, the exhibition will explore the dreams, hopes and lives of the women and their stitching. There will be an historical lecture at 17.00 on 22 May followed by refreshments. Oh to be in two places at once! If I wasn't in Gateshead, I'd be in Milan for this - maybe next time.... Do tell me what it was like, won't you?