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Wisconsin Ruffled Their Feathers – OzFeathers Cheered!


The largest known assembly of Feather Banners designed by Linda Sanders, but owned privately, took to the snow in Shawano, Wisconsin USA in March 2015.


The gathering of the Wisconsin Kiters Club – who between them own over 20 custom-designed banners – was arranged as a “Welcome” to Linda who happened to be visiting USA at the time.


“This is a total surprise!” Linda admitted. “When someone said they’d bring out their feather banners, I’d thought we’d have maybe 4 or 5!”


Wisconsin Kiters Banners

Feathers Were Ruffled in Shawano, Wisconsin


Since designing and crafting the first pair of feather banners for Bob & Heidi Rymaszewski of Germantown in 2007, Linda has since drawn & created for many kite fliers, including Steve Nicol of Waukesha.


During Linda’s recent USA visit, Steve asked if her “Sun & Moon” design might be looking to “emigrate” to his home town?  Linda said the decision to present “Sun & Moon” to Steve was not hard, considering he already has a fair share of the banners shown above.


Chow Chong of Unique Flying Objects in Two Rivers WI, also joined in this mass display.  Chow is the organiser for “Kites Over Lake Michigan” kite festival held in early September each year at Neshotah Beach.


Linda had crafted his UFO store banner in 2012, so with the idea of spreading the K.O.L.M. logo over four Feather Banners, known as a “Mural” or “Wall”, Chow knew this would add much-needed punch to the kite festival.


These four banners quickly became the centrepiece in K.O.L.M.’s ground-level displays, often featuring as the perfect backdrop to the many photographs taken.


Kite Festival Neshota Beach

K.O.L.M. festival’s Feathers display


Wisconsin feather banners with their 2015 owners now include – Owls for Barb Wagner, Statue of Liberty and Two Flags for Russ Janiszewski, Aquarium designs for Leann Lauer, Martin Maciejewski , Charlie Mazulla, Ed Grys and Mark Ledvina, then, most recently, Sun & Moon, Lattice, Dragonflies and Halloween for Steve Nicol.


Two sure ways of adding ZEST to any scene – feather banners and crisp, white snow.


If you can’t find any snow, no worries.  Linda’s feather banners simply sparkle with panache.