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Opening Hours

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 23rd November 2020 - Kits, Holidays and Cakes!

Hi there. After two weekends away at quilt shows, it is nice to be home. Although there is lots of hand sewing on the go, it seems ages since I had a decent space of time to sit at the sewing machine. I hate those withdrawal symptoms!

24.10.20 1I have something special to show you this week...this is my brand new pattern under my own label “Isobel Jean Designs”. Isobel Jean (my late Mum) was a huge encouragement and creative force in our lives.

This pattern is good for beginners as there are no seams to match up and the quilt police won’t be watching! It is also a great stash buster that would look fabulous in any range of fabrics.

My quilt features a jelly roll with some block printed and indigo fabric that we hand dyed on our visit to India in 2018, along with some vintage linen.

I have a limited number of kits available, but the idea is to include your own special fabrics into the mix to make it your own. The pattern for “My Blue Quilt” is $19.90 and the kit is $169.00. I also have some starter packs of some of the blues and creams that I have used in the quilt (7 x FQ) for $52.50.... Contact Us


24.10.20 2I also thought I would show you my finished pincushion from Sue Spargo’s Homegrown book. This book has been very popular and we have more stock due in any day, and I have put together kits for the pincushion which are $19.90 and include the wool fabrics and braids. Yes, you will need the book and the threads to go with the kit.


Now, onto the recipe.....

This is a very easy version of lamingtons, served with lashings of cream they are a good holiday treat.

Jelly Cakes

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • ½ sugar
  • 3 eggs

Put the ingredients into a bowl and beat for 5 minutes. Bake in greased patty tins for 10 minutes in a moderate oven. When cool roll in partly set raspberry jelly and and then coconut. Refrigerate and then fill with cream just before you are ready to serve. (If all else fails, you have a base for a delicious trifle!)

My mum was also an avid note taker with lots of little gems written in the back pages and margins of her recipe books, including this little pearl.

“Recipe for Patience: Do something in the meantime!”

I hope you have a fabulous long weekend...we will be open on Saturday and Sunday, but closed on Monday as I am planning some time with the family on Labour Day.

Happy stitching,