From looking at ye olde map of the galaxy, going off Voyager being 70,000ly from earth at the time of "caretaker", factoring all the jumps they used, by the time they reached the Talaxian asteroid colony, they must have at LEAST been on the very, very edge of the Delta Quadrant, if not over it and into the Beta Quadrant.
Anyone know the location of that Colony in relation to the quadrants?
The producers in season 7 actively prevented Voyager from getting to the Beta Quadrant. The show had hung it's hat on the "Delta Quadrant" banner for so long, that the idea of them actually crossing into the Beta Quadrant was a non-starter for them. The Klingon ship, the Talaxians, half of Season 7, all of it should have happened in the Beta Quadrant.
They missed a golden opportunity for some storylines by having Voyager travel through the opposite side of the Romulan Empire, the side of which humans had never seen.