Inside The “Vault”: Emily Adams Bode Partners With Microsoft on an AI-Powered Digital Quilt Archive (Vogue)

Vogue: Inside The “Vault”: Emily Adams Bode Partners With Microsoft on an AI-Powered Digital Quilt Archive. “The custom AI-powered, design-to-production platform acts as a computerized library of quilts and patterns through which Bode and her team can attach historical dates and facts and catalogue how much of a certain material they have left…. This is the first technology of its kind to be applied to fashion in this way, and the hope is that more and more brands, namely those which use upcycled or historical materials, will be able to utilize the platform in order to help streamline and grow their businesses.”

Hyperallergic: An Important Archive of New York Quilt History Is Being Digitized

Hyperallergic: An Important Archive of New York Quilt History Is Being Digitized . “The vast majority of these quilts are not at the New York City museum, but are heirlooms in private collections, whether an attic in the Catskills or a quilt trunk in Brooklyn. AFAM received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in January of 2017 to digitize the New York Quilt Project and add its records to the Quilt Index, a joint project of the Alliance for American Quilts, Michigan State University, and the Michigan State University Museum. The Quilt Index has quilts from across the United States, from Hawaii to Kansas, allowing users to compare various quilts between distant collections. AFAM has so far put about 1,500 quilts online, and expects to finish the digitization in 2019. AFAM also has related oral history recordings that they’re working to digitize.”