GW General Info    



All classes and group meals will be held at Newport News Marriott at City Center. A block of rooms is being held until Friday, December 16, 2018 for Guilders Weave participants at the rate of $113, two Double beds or one King. Marriott also offers: free breakfast vouchers, "Chiller" refrigerator in each room, Restaurant/Bar on premises, room service, Indoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Laundry Room, Complimentary self-parking- inside garage, connected to the hotel, complimentary Wi-Fi. Marriott is within walking distance to numerous restaurants and stores for shopping.

740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

Make your reservations NOW!!

Marriott hotel is offering your special group rate for $113.00 USD  per night

Use the link: Book your group rate for Guilders Weave 2019

(put your cursor on top of the underlined link above, then make sure to hold the Control Key and push enter)

Phone reservations
Toll free: 1-866-329-1758 (Mention Guilders Weave 2019)

Please note all though the website shows parking, wifi and breakfast are additional charges, they are complimentary for our Guilders Weave event.

Newport News Marriott at City Center offers:
- Beautiful, quality accommodations – completely NO SMOKING !
- Deluxe Rooms (two double beds or one king) – same price ($113/night)
- Free breakfast vouchers included with each room guest (up to four per room)
- Complimentary self-parking – inside parking garage, connected to hotel
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and meeting rooms
- “Chiller” refrigerator in each room
- Restaurant and Bar on premises
- Room service
- Security on premises and agreements with Newport News City Center Security hotel exterior
- Indoor Swimming pool
- Fitness Center
- Laundry (complimentary soap and dryer sheets)
- Sleeping room rate honored three (3) days prior/post event
- Meeting Rooms all on ground floor, all together in one area (banquet area, class meeting rooms, separate hospitality room, separate vending room for Suzanne and Phil Moore of Suzanne Moore's North Carolina Basketworks, separate room for masseuse, luxurious restrooms, and wide lavish hallways with high-quality furniture for our convenience)

On arrival, please check in at Guilders Weave registration to pick up your Welcome Bag and name tag. Name tags must be worn at all convention events. Registration will be open from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Thursday afternoon, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Thursday night and Friday morning 7:00 AM to 7:45 AM. Everyone will need to check in prior to the first class.

A visitor-shopping pass is available for those not registered at GW.
Print your visitor shopping pass here.

After checking in, join us in our hospitality suite. It will be open at various times throughout the event and is a good place to relax and visit with friends. Please do not take drinks or snacks from the room. The Hospitality Room is located in Blue Point Room I.

Remember to check the message board regularly announcements, messages, and changes will be posted there (next to registration).

The Basket Swap allows participants to exchange one of their very own hand-woven baskets with another participant. This is an opportunity to share with others. Everyone can participate regardless of skill level. Bring your basket to the Basket Swap Table during registration and a volunteer will record and tag your basket.

Please note that NO Food or drink, except water is allowed in the classrooms. NO CELL PHONES may be used during class time. Please turn all phones "off" while in the classroom. If you must use a phone, please leave the classroom.

The raffle drawing will be conducted immediately following the banquet Saturday night. Tickets will be available until drawing time on Saturday at $1 each or 6 for $5, or the best deal is 25 tickets for $20.

There will be memorabilia information and an order form available online. Memorabilia information will be included with class assignments!

Your registration fee includes your buffet luncheons Friday and Saturday AND your banquet dinner on Saturday evening. Guest tickets are available for purchase: Lunch-$24 each day, Banquet- $34 per person. After the banquet dinner we will conduct the raffle drawing and basket swap.

An optional boxed lunch will be available for Sunday. Choices include: Turkey Croissant , Roast Beef sandwich, Chicken Salad or Veggie Wrap. All boxed lunches include: individual bag of kettle chips, whole fruits and a home-style cookie. The cost is $17. Please be sure you check your specific item on the order form so we know which you prefer. Water stations will be available for drinks.

Teachers and participants who have items to sell may do so at our Marketplace.   The Marketplace will be open Friday evening from 7:00 PM till 8:30 PM.  If you plan to participate, contact Susie Waters 757-810-1064 for details or e-mail by Dec. 1st.

Our exclusive full-line vendor is Suzanne Moore’s North Carolina Basketworks. Suzanne is a fellow guild member and will provide a variety of basketry supplies.
Vendor will be located in the Blue Point Room II.

Both chair and table massage will be offered by a qualified therapist for GW attendees. There will be a sign-up sheet available. The cost is a dollar a minute. Friday 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Please print the Waiver, sign and send in with your registration form.

If you would like a printable version of this page, please click here.


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