Well, I'm very sorry to take the site down, since I know a lot of people found it useful. But the list of reasons to do so kept growing, with the most recent being the final straw:
I'm glad I could provide indexed quilt blocks for as long as I did. I'm also glad that so many people found it helpful. Thanks for an enjoyable four years, everyone!
Update: Thanks to all who have emailed me with kind words and regret. I should clarify: the hint I received was in no way a mean one. It's just that while I find current copyright law outrageous, I have no desire to violate it. By the way, if you feel (as I do) that copyright lasts for too many years, and results in good work disappearing because its publishers let it go out of print, you should contact your lawmakers (if you're in the US) about this proposal to charge copyright holders a minimal fee ($1) to extend copyright beyond fifty years.
The email I got from you all over the years was sometimes overwhelming in quantity, but never unpleasant in quality! This is a real rarity, from my experience with the Internet (going back to 1988).
Happy Quilting, everyone,
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