When I first moved here 10 years ago I didn't know anyone - nobody. To meet people I started going to monthly quilt classes or sewing socials. The "monthly" part allowed me to meet the same people each month and really get to know them. Lucky me, I met some great people and have made some wonderful friends.
One of the monthly classes I took was for miniature quilts, each month we made a different miniature quilt. I must not have liked miniatures because I only made three, and I just now finished the third one...nine years later.