In between making a class quilt and my larger foreclosure quilt, I'm squeezing in some progress on my next foreclosure boro. I'm feeling the pressure to work more on this, especially in light of the recent report published by the Obama Administration, "Reforming America's Housing Finance Market". It's returning in the media's attention, but the problem is still far from over. In the meantime, I'm plugging along in the studio.
I'm sewing these rectangular 'lot' panels into the navy neighborhood map. I might decide to rip them out and leave them hanging, exposing the red lining behind.
I'm still not sure what direction this piece is going to take, or for that matter, the boro series. I'm beginning to imagine a room installation with the foreclosure quilt laying flat in the center with these more detailed boro on the surrounding walls. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the latest foreclosure news, Gretchen Morgenson with the New York Times seems to be one of the few reporters who is focusing on these issues. See some of her recent articles here.