So I Went to North Dakota

Last week my cousin and I went to Minnesota. I know what you’re thinking…it says North Dakota right there! ^^ We arrived in Minneapolis and drove up to the North Shore on Lake Superior. It’s gorgeous!! I’m already planning a trip back! We met a SUPER nice guy at the Duluth visitor center who was so helpful in planning our next few days. And he told me Fargo was only six hours away!! And I could walk across the headwaters of the Mississippi River en route! We were in Minnesota to check off Minnesota on our Visit All the States Tour and a quick detour over to North Dakota (and South Dakota!) would cross off even more for me! So off we went!! We stopped at the headwaters:)


Along the way, we found out ESPN College GameDay was going to be in Fargo!! What?! So I posted on Instagram.


Modern Textiles commented that they are in Fargo and located just blocks from GameDay! Obviously I had to stop by! Never doubt the power of social media!!


Can you even handle the cute?! Look at this packaging!


Every wall had something even more adorable than the last.


How happy are these mugs?! One now lives on my desk! And they had tons of Merchant & Mills loot. That’s a site where I often fill my cart and then back out because the international shipping is too overwhelming. They had everything! So I bought everything!!


They sell washi! Have I mentioned my love of washi?! Just here and here and here.


Can we talk about the wall of fabric? These gals have AMAZING taste! They literally had a wall of fabric I wanted to buy. I only got to meet one owner, Roxanne. She’s awesome! She’s definitely good quilty peeps!! And I’m sure Connie is just as fabulous.


Each of their displays was just so cute! These gals get an A+ in merchandising.


They had an extensive collection of wool felt. So pretty!


I want it all!!


So should you find yourself in North Dakota, go to this shop! Or if you’re in Minnesota, it’s quite close;) I look forward to my next visit!!

9 thoughts on “So I Went to North Dakota

  1. North Dakota is only a two-day drive from Seattle… You should have swung on by! Make sure to let me know when WA hits the top of your “to visit” list. We’d love to have you.

  2. Looks like you had a fabulous time! I used to go through Fargo ND all the time!! And I had no idea that this shop was there :( Oh well, not many shops are on a truck route… guess I will have to add them to my bucket list :)

  3. I head to MN once a year so I need to put this shop on my list! It looks wonderful!!! I love their taste in fabrics. I know I can talk my sister-in-law into going.

  4. I grew up in Fargo – Moorhead area. This shop is relatively new, and I haven’t made it there yet. I really need to drive the hour it takes to get to Fargo soon! Glad you made game day too. They were here last year too. CDahlgren at live dot com

  5. I’m so glad you made it to Fargo! Modern Textiles is such a cool shop. And wasn’t GameDay a madhouse in just the best possible way? If you’re ever back in town, I’d love to tell you about some new places to check out. Thanks for the fun post!

  6. Fargo is my hometown. I now live in Duluth. I love Modern Textiles – the shop is amazing and I make a point to stop everytime I’m in Fargo.

  7. Wow! I’m in Fargo occasionally (It’s about 3.5 hours from my house in MN) and now I’ve got a great reason to visit again! (They also have a terrific city art museum and a nice burger/beer joint which I love.) Thanks for the tip!

  8. I’m a Fargo metro native and always happy to hear others enjoy visiting the area! The rest of the state is vastly different and I hope you consider adding the Badlands and Medora to your travel plans in the future.

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