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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 - It time to stitch!

Hi there. In Mid Canterbury we have had the first good frost, we have more leaves and acorns than you can poke a stick at and it is almost May! Time to get the heating cranked up and hunker down with a winter stitching project!

30.04.21 1I have to confess to being stuck down a bit of a rabbit hole with my cross stitch at the moment...I am sure it is addictive, and I am more than happy to share this kind of bug! We have lots of new patterns, threads and linens arriving all the time with Dye Weeks, Gentle Art, Classic Colour Works and Cosmo Seasons all part of our range. If embroidery and applique is more your thing, this beautiful piece from Christchurch designer Ruth Marshall is just delightful and the detail is amazing. The pattern ($28.00) includes lots of good instructions and pictures.

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The Bernina Autumn Sale continues with some good savings on machines and overlockers as well as 20% off all feet and accessories. That includes these very handy Jumbo Bobbin Boxes especially designed for the larger 5, 7 and 8 series bobbins. With the 20% off these are just $15.90 each. Don’t have enough bobbins to fill it up???? We can fix you up with those too!

Coming up in Ashburton this weekend....at Annie’s we are hosting Griet Lombard who is teaching her Journal Quilt, and the Ashburton Vintage Car Swop Meet is on Saturday along with the Open Day at the Plains Museum in Tinwald.

On to the recipe....this is a quick easy recipe that feeds 6...or feeds 2 with lots of left overs!


  • 750 g beef schnitzels
  • 1 T plain flour
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ t salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • ¼ c red wine
  • 150 g cream
  • 500 g noodles

Cut the schnitzels into thin strips and toss in the flour. Heat the butter in a frying pan and cook the beef very quickly, when it starts to turn colour add in the onion and garlic. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.

Pour in the wine and the tomato paste. Reduce the heat and stir in the cream. Cover and simmer for a further 25 mins. Serve with cooked noodles of your choice.

Have a good weekend and happy stitching!


Annie’s Country Quilt Store