New Year’s Day was spent travelling around the ‘Victorian Goldfields’ area north of Ballarat with DH and DML. Of course it was ‘BOLO’ for any patchwork shops! Even though it was a public holiday – in the tourist town of Malden, the lovely shop The Village Patch was open, and what a delight it was! In the small entry way, hanging on the wall were two small quilts made up of little printed patchwork quotes. The simple on-point setting with a neutral fabric made a feature of the printed text. Perfect for a small quilted gift for a patchwork buddy!