A group which makes textiles in Malpas is appealing for help to find former members as they mark 25 years.

Malpas Fabric Arts Group, which operates out of the High Street Church, was formed a quart of a century ago as a group of talented ladies who enjoyed being creative with textiles, got together and formalised their ideas, choosing the name to reflect their varied interests.

And now they are asking for help to find people who were there from the start to come and celebrate at a supper evening on June 17.

A spokesman said: "At that time, meetings were held in St Joseph’s, where everyone shared ideas and learned new skills.

"Today, membership has grown to around 40, and meetings are held in the High Street Church in Malpas.

"Patchwork and quilting continue to be the most popular crafts though everyone is keen to try their hand at new technique! All abilities are welcomed and so the group comprises experienced stitchers – some are founder members who willingly support beginners with advice and demonstrations.

"To celebrate the talents and friendships which have been nurtured, the club are holding an open evening and supper on Monday, 17 June, at 7pm in Malpas High Street Church, to which all members and past members are welcome."

The committee is planning a display of quilts and other fabric items which have been made over the 25 years.

Please contact chairman Jeanette Owen on 07393 220882 for further information and to book your place by May 31.

Members wanted to mark the occasion by getting together in February to pool resources and make 25 children’s quilts for Project Linus, a charity which provides a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new hand-made patchwork quilts.