"Tammy Hildebrand, has been a major force in the advancement of crochet as a leading needle-art form and fashion statement for more than a decade". (A quote from Crochet! magazine).
She has been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. It's a dibilitating illness which requires expensive medical treatment and, unfortunately, it is not recognized by the medical industry as a whole. It is not covered by her medical insurance. Kim Guzman, another fellow designer, has put together a website to help raise money for Tammy's medical treatment.
Crochet Guild of America members have donated various crochet related items ranging from signed books and patterns to sample garments and one of a kind pieces. Everyone who donates to the cause will be entered into a drawing on December 20, 2009, for these items. This one of a kind freeform necklace and brooch are my contribution to the drawing. I would be greatful if you would consider donating.