I first became aware of Joey Veltkamp's art, after working with him at a local veterinary clinic. He was a big bear and that came across in his art. The quilts and drawings he created were not only well executed, but they were often humorous and endearing, much like Joey. I haven't seen Joey in awhile, but I walked into the Seattle Art Museum a year or two back, and one of his quilts was there on display. How unbelievably cool!