We are saddened by the passing of Frances (Fran) Crandall on 3 January. Among her many accomplishments, Crandall was a co-founder and vital supporter of the Heritage Quilt Collection at the Agnes. In 1980, she, along with fellow Kingston Heirloom Quilters Margaret Rhodes and Diane Berry, proposed the creation of a quilt collection of historical, regional and aesthetic significance. Today, this collection numbers eighty-nine quilts, a feat made possible by Crandall’s generosity and initiative. In 2009, Crandall, Rhodes and Berry spoke with us about the founding of the Heritage Quilt Collection. In honour of Crandall’s memory, we share her thoughtful reflections in that interview here.