If you haven't checked with your LNS I would suggest that is a good place to start. I would have sworn up and down that there was nothing close to me at all and have probably complained about that here, and then when I found that one, only 1/2 hr from me did customneedlework framing and went there did I discover that they have a group that meets once a month. So I plan on attending my first group next month. She also told me about an embroidery guild which i also didn't know about. I think they are mostly online though, but that's another that I will check into. What I am saying is that just keep checking because you may be surprised like I was.