retreat rəˈtrēt/nounnoun: retreat; plural noun: retreats
- an act of moving back or withdrawing.“a speedy retreat”
- a signal for a military force to withdraw.“the bugle sounded a retreat”
Origin: late Middle English: from Old French retret (noun), retraiter (verb), from Latin retrahere ‘pull back’
It’s this third meaning that I latch on to for my annual quilt retreat understanding- A re-treating of myself- an indulgence of energy & time focused on making quilts with others who enjoy this same goofy and meditative practice of buying beautiful fabrics, cutting them to bits, and then sewing them back together again.