Sammy develops new skills at Terrace Quilting

Samantha (Sammy) Black with Leanne from Terrace Quilting.
Samantha (Sammy) Black with Leanne from Terrace Quilting.


A SIGN for $10 quilting classes in the window of Terrace Quilting kicked off a new love for Sammy.

SAMMY is a very passionate and talented young person who enjoys and shows talent in art and craft. One of her goals in life is to participate in these activities.

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It is just one of the many ways that Sammy participates and engages with her community.

Over the last year Sammy has done a variety of art classes in the Newcastle and Maitland area.

A lot of her community access is around Raymond Terrace, where she first noticed the sign at Terrace Quilting.

Sammy has been attending every Wednesday for four hours over the past six weeks.

Leanne, the owner of Terrace Quilting, has been a great support, spending the first lesson sitting with Sammy providing her with one on one training to show her what to do, explaining the operation of the sewing machine.

Sammy was shown a variety of fabrics and picked colours/patterns she wanted.

Each lesson Sammy was supported to watch and then follow Leanne’s demonstrations by her My Goal Support Worker.
Leanne assisted Sammy with hand stitching to complete the quilt.

Sammy has enjoyed the classes and was truly welcomed and supported by Leanne who went above and beyond to assist Sammy with this skill.

Sammy also benefited from the group class from all the other ladies who attended the class who encouraged Sam to stay focused and motivated each lesson.

Sammy will now attend every fortnight to continue building her skills – She has chosen to make a bag next session.
Sammy is a client with My Goal Australia Pty Ltd.

My Goal is a company solely focused on providing key and quality services to people with a disability in the local community.

My Goal was founded in 2016.

My Goal is a growing company that encompasses a variety of specialist disability supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

My Goal is a community-based company providing people with a disability access to a range of services, including community access (community based programs), Supported Independent Living and Short Stay Accommodation.

My Goal Director, Dean Kidd, told News Of The Area, “We are so appreciative of businesses within our community giving people a chance to explore a new skill set and expand their horizons.”


By Rachael VAUGHAN


Samantha (Sammy) Black with her My Goal Support Worker, Judi Cal0.
Samantha (Sammy) Black with her My Goal Support Worker, Judi Cal0.

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