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Family Tradition in Every Stitch

Staff Report | Lloyd Green Jr.

Surrounded by piles of embroidered towels, aprons, bibs, and quilts; Williams Alumni Charlene Mayberry can’t help but smile at the thought that  she is surrounded not only by the creations of her favorite past-time, but five generations of sewers.

Located in the countryside of Williams, Mayberry and her Granddaughter Jessica Myers started Sew Cute Embroidery, with the customers needs in mind.

Mayberry and Myers are one of the several vendors whom will be participating in this weekends Sacramento Valley Museum ‘s Centennial Celebration of the Williams Union High School Building.

Sewing started early for Mayberry as she begun her sewing career in her upholstery shop in Williams. The care and craftsmanship shows in the work can easily be distinguished.

“I love to sew,” said Mayberry, “I have been doing it for many of years. I also knit and crochet.”

Busy making merchandise for the weekends event, Grand-daughter Jessica Myers is the leading star on on the embroidery machine and the webmaster of their website

“Jessica knows a lot about the embroidery machine and has expanded what we can do for our customers,” said Mayberry, “with thousands of designs, we can receive custom orders and Jessica can figure how to out how to get them done.”

Mayberry’s daughter Gaylene Parker of Oregon also participates in the business by creating many of the hand embroidered embellishments and patchwork.

“She also crochets many of the items that we have for sale,” said Mayberry.

The newest addition to the families creative partners is 16-year-old Aileen Parker who has also taken an interest in embroidery.

The family operation has participated in many craft shows in Colusa County and Mendicino County. In addition they have hosted a smock dress fashion show at the Sacramento Valley Museum.

Some of the items that will be available at the Sew Cute Embroidery booth at the Sacramento Valley Museum will include: baby quilts, throw pillows, purses, towel sets, baby clothes, blankets, table runners, bibs, and aprons. In addition, Yellow Jacket apparel will also be available for purchase.

“There is something for everyone,” said Mayberry, “We will have some fall and Thanksgiving items as well.”

The Sacramento Valley Museum’s Centennial Celebration Craft & Merchandise Vendors will also include: Bill Shea, of Woodland – Colorful Paintings. A1 Designs, Vacaville – Exclusive Hand Made Jewelry by Judy Meacham & Terri Martin made from glass pearls, turquoise, coral, crystal and polymer clay. Chip Swenson, North Highlands – Cuts word out of wood. Gerry Hernandez, Colusa – Cookie Lee Jewelry & Miche Bags. Jill Price, Colusa – Lighted holiday blocks, crocheted items such as hats, scarves & shawls. Lynn Plocher, Woodland – crafts and jewelry. Maryellen Mackenzie, Esparto – “Natural Soap Kitchen”, homemade soap: lavender, cinnamon-orange, goat milk & almond, lemon-poppyseed. Liz Kidz Preschool – Information hand outs & balloons. Williams High School Cheerleaders – WHS spirit items & face painting. Williams High School Seniors 2012 – Nachos & Candy. Neighborhood Church, Williams – Home Baked Goodies.

“We are excited to participate in the Centennial Celebration,” said Mayberry, “I think this can be a huge event for the area. We encourage everyone to come out and help make this event a success.”

For more information on Sew Cute Embroidery, visit their website at

For more information about the Centennial Celebration visit the Sacramento Valley Musuem Website at

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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