Windscape Kite Festival

June 18 & 19, 2022 · 10am to 5pm · Swift Current, SK

We are ready to bring the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival and Long Day's Night Music Festival back in 2022 and look forward to sharing the prairie skies again with all of you on June 16th to 19th, 2022.

Barbara Meyer

Barbara Meyer is best known as a single line kite builder. Several of her designs are licensed to a major manufacturer, and shipped worldwide.

Intricate pieces, geometric designs, and strong colors typically characterize her kites. Starting with long strips sewn together first and then cut, so rarely individual small pieces need to be handled, layers of design are developed. She likes to use contrasting not blending colors; subtle is not part of her color vocabulary. After all, the design needs to be effective 300 feet away. Tails and line laundry, of course, all matching the kites finish the presentation. Favorite styles of kites include delta, double parasled, a narrow- skinny Rokkaku, and lately the Barn Door.

Barbara Meyer is a past president of the American Kitefliers Association. She has been a member of the AKA since 1978, and active in committees and on the board of directors for many of those years.

To encourage others to also explore their personal design sense and expand their skills, she has been a frequent instructor at the Fort Worden Kitemakers Retreat; the Oregon Kitemakers Retreat; the Midwest Area Kitemakers Retreat (MAKR); the Upper Midwest Kitemakers Retreat (U-MAKE) and many workshops for other clubs and groups.

Barbara has been privileged to attend festivals across the USA and around the world. Travel inspires and connects to others. We truly have a small world, with only one sky uniting all of us.

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