I second the person who said check for guilds in your area. Quilters are some of the most sharing and caring folks around. They are happy to teach you their craft. I’ve been quilting off and on for 30+ years, been a member of a few guilds, in the places I’ve lived, and learned from some amazing women. There are also informal groups that meet at local community centers (some city/county and some neighborhood HOAs) that are open to any type of needle and fabric art. I’m involved in 2, one at a city’s and one at my neighborhood HOA. Both welcome all skill level. We’ve help folks learn to sew and quilt. Helped with projects and been a place of community. Look for open sews at your local fabric and quilt stores too.