Leah Weinstein was born in Vancouver BC, and was raised in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. She received her Diploma in Fine Art from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in 2001, and her BFA in 2008. After making her first quilt during her graduating year of art school in 2001, quilts quickly became the focus of her work.
Between seasons of school and treeplanting for a living, Leah spent time traveling throughout Africa, South East Asia, India, and South America. During her travels, she became fascinated with the incredible beauty of handcrafted textiles. Leah's travels eventually became her self-directed textile studies, which led her to India, where she studied natural dyes and organic cotton, and founded the company Tenfold Organic Textiles.
Leah's home base and studio is now in Nelson BC, where she makes her quilts, quilted accessories, and textile sculptures. Leah also teaches quilting workshops around BC.