When a Guild member moves away, it is the custom for individual members to make a signed friendship block which is presented to the departing member at her last Guild meeting. Instructions for making the block are sent out to the membership via the Town Crier. Friendship blocks are also sent with a note to members who are experiencing an illness or personal loss. In this instance, we generally use the square-in-a-square pattern. Friendship blocks are voluntary, and a 6 ½” x 6½ ” square may be sent instead.