Diane MacLeod Shink


Diane Shink, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser.Quiltmaker ::Instructor :: AQS Certified Appraiser

Website:  www3.sympatico.ca/dimacquilt/index.html

68 Strathearn North, Montreal West, 
Quebec H4X 1X7,Ontario, Canada

Phone (514) 486-2768 E-mail:dimacquilt@sympatico.ca 


Biographical Information 

Diane MacLeod Shink is a native of Nova Scotia, a graduate of Mount Allison and SUNY Universities and a retired high school teacher. Diane teaches quilting, collects and restores aprons and quilts. She completed the requirements for certification as a Quilt Appraiser in 2000 in Paducah, Kentucky. Her interest in historical quilts has yielded the column Yesterdays Quilts printed quarterly in The Canadian Quilter. Trunk shows, lectures on quilt history, and care of quilts have been given to guilds throughout Canada. She resides in Montreal West, Quebec with her husband and two grown sons.

Professional Affiliations 

American Quilter’s Society Certified Appraiser

American Quilt Study Group

Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles


History Related Lectures and Workshops 

Illustrated Lectures:
Researching the Civil War 
Veterans Memorial Quilt 
Caring for Grandmothers Quilts 
Victorian Era Quilting 

Trunk Shows 
150 years of Star Quilt Designs 
Fads and styles of Aprons and Quilts in the 20th Century 

Old Quilts Clinic.  How when and why of restoring quilts 
Lemoyne Stars, Old and New Study older quilts and make new stars. 
Quilt Appreciation Day.The hows and whys of appraising 
Quilts Vintage textiles .Turning them into quilts.


E~Mail Diane at dimacquilt@sympatico.ca