Tara Dhatu’s Sponsor a Child Atisha School Raffle!

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Sponsor a Child at Atisha School Raffle!  

If you are interested in printing a poster and collecting for the raffle
Here is a link to a print version of our poster:
Printable Atisha School Raffle Poster PDF

Lilliha Herington is one of the Directors of Tara Dhatu’s Humanitarian Outreach.  A project close to her heart is the Atisha Primary School for Tibetan Refugees in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

She writes . . .

I have been hard at work for the last year making quilts, intending to use them to raise money for Atisha Primary School in Kathmandu and also for our dear Prema.  10% of all ticket sales will be put in Prema’s expense account.

Now on with the details! Tickets are $1 each. If you buy in our Online Dharma Shop, you can get six chances for just $5.00, 25 chances for $20, and 70 chances for $50.  Just go to the first page of our Online Dharma Shop and click the ‘Sponsor A Child – Atisha School Raffle’ option at the bottom to find your options, or Click Here for a direct link.   You can also mail a check to Tara Dhatu, PO Box 63252, Phoenix, AZ 85082.

The money generated by this raffle will be put into the fund to help pay the tuition for Atisha students who do not have sponsors.  If you are interested in sponsoring an Atisha student, please contact me at theswamp@centurytel.net and I will be glad to provide full information for you.

All of my quilts are made with 100% cotton,  have low loft batting so they are lightweight, and they have all been machine quilted.  I want these quilts to be used and the machine quilting makes them very strong.  You can toss them into the washer and dryer.  The first prize winner will get to choose which quilt she or he prefers, the second prize will be a choice between the two, and the third prize will be the quilt that remains.


Rain forest

 This quilt measures 58 x 74″ and is made with lovely batiks, many of which I have received as gifts from Tara Dhatu members.  Even the back of this quilt is very attractive as you can tell from the picture.  My machine quilter is John, a retired oil field worker who now does machine quilting with his wife in their converted two-car garage.




This quilt measures 44″ x 56″.  I could not resist this beautiful blue floral print and I enjoyed very much finding the other fabrics to go with it.  I especially like the delicate touch of pink on the border.





Pinwheels is square, 55″ x 55″.  This is a scrap quilt, the pinwheels having been made from all the bits and pieces  in my Oriental collection.  I have always loved these exotic, beautiful fabrics and I can’t bear to throw the tiniest scrap away.  Needless to say, I could make 10 more quilts just like this one from my scraps.  The backing is a white on white floral.






You can cuddle up with one of these quilts on a cold evening, decorate the back of a chair or bed, or mount it as a wall hanging.

Please contact me if you have any questions.  Making quilts is one of my great loves along with working for Tara Dhatu, Prema, and Atisha school. 

Each ticket you buy will have a counterpart numbered ticket placed in a hat. On the Solstice, December 21st, at Prema’s 65th Birthday Party, David, one of Tara Dhatu’s young helpers extraordinaire, will pull the winning numbers out of the hat. We will let you know immediately if you win one of the quilts and you can tell us where you would like us to send it.

Here is another fabulous opportunity to be generous! And to take a chance on winning something that will grace your home for years to come.

Sending love to all in Tara’s light,

Lilliha, Humanitarian Outreach Co-Coordinator

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