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9.30 am - 4.30 pm
7 Days


2014 Rural Co Supplier Awards
Annie's Country Quilt Store Ltd
Runner Up:  Emerging Business Award 2014


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Annie's Ramblings - 5 September 2019

5.09.19 1Hi there. This week I have another new quilt to show you. I started this one quite some time ago using a range of Tilda fabrics that I particularly liked and it has been languishing at the bottom of the “To Finish” pile for a wee while.

Available as a kit in these fabrics ($199.00) or as a pattern ($26.50), it is a nice combination of stitching and applique with a quirky appeal. Finished size is 40 ½” x 50 ½”.

5.09.19 2When we were in India last year I managed to source some interesting bits and pieces along with a supplier for this stunning 100% silk sari ribbon. This can be used for applique, piecing, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and making cording...let your imagination go wild. It is just $12.50 for a 50 gram ball and the colours are amazing.

We have had lots of new stock arrive in lately, in fact the shop is almost bursting at the seams! By the way, if you are keen to do the Annie Downs “Here There and Everywhere” Block of the month – I have just 3 places left in this program, so be quick!

Before I go, this month’s winner of the $50.00 voucher from Annie’s is Carolyn Kaye of Oamaru.

This week’s recipe is a delicious lunch or picnic dish, but equally good with a salad as a light meal.

Beef Empanadas

  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ red capsicum
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 400 g beef mince
  • 1 chorizo sausage
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin1 ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Fresh coriander
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • Shortcrust pastry sheets (4)
  • 1 beaten egg

Heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook the chopped vegetables for 2 mins until they are starting to colour. Add in the meat and spices and brown until completely cooked through. Remove from the heat and stir in the cornflour and fresh chopped coriander. Cover and cool for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200 C. Divide the meat mixture between the pastry sheets, fold over to enclose the filling in a half moon shape pinching the edges to seal. Place on a tray and brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.

Take care and happy stitching


Annie’s CQS