I don't know about you, but I feel awfully lonely sometimes as a tatter. All the other tatters I know are online friends; I don't know anybody else "in person".
I've searched for local tatting/ lace groups. There is a lace guild, and they do say they welcome tatters, but I've looked at their calendar of events, and it's pretty much all about bobbin lace. I have nothing against bobbin lace, but since it's not a craft I've taken up yet, it doesn't sound like these meetings would do much for me.
I know of two other tatters in New Mexico: Ridgewoman and Quayceetatter, but I haven't met either of them because they're both kind of far away. So imagine my thrill when I read Is'Dihara's post on the Piecework Magazine winners, and one of the runners-up is a tatter from Albuquerque! Her name is Sue Peterson. Congratulations, Sue!
Sue, or any other tatters in or near Albuquerque, if you're reading this, I'd love to meet for a tatting show-and-tell.